Cycling and motoring groups and people working in legal system to give evidence today

Cycling safety will be the focus of the second of six sessions being held by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group today as part of its inquiry into how to ‘Get Britain Cycling.’

Topics to be addressed will be include road safety, speed limits, driver behaviour, cycle training, liability, cycle theft and the role of the police.Those topics will be addressed by three panels of witnesses, as follows:

Automobile Association: Edmund King 
Institute of Advanced Motorists: Neil Greig
Freight Transport Association: Karen Dee
The Association of Bikeability Schemes: David Dansky

British Cycling: Martin Gibbs
CTC:  Chris Peck    
Transport & Health Study Group: Jenny Mindell

Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety: David Davies
Martin Porter QC
Ministry of Justice: Martin Jones
Metropolitan Police: Chief Inspector Ian Vincent
RoadPeace: Amy Aeron-Thomas

The session takes place between 9.30am and 11.30am and a live blog of proceedings can be found here. If you tweet about the inquiry while it is in session using the hashtag #getbtitaincycling, it will show up on the live blog.

The inquiry, which is part-funded by News International, owner of The Times newspaper, is due to publish its report in April, and the other four sessions scheduled to be held are:

06 February Planning and Design
13 February Active lifestyles
27 February The local perspective
06 March Government

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.


j1mmy76 [68 posts] 4 years ago

What's that hashtag again?  3

a.jumper [850 posts] 4 years ago

The hash tag is getbTITainCycling, commemorating the fact that News International owns soft porn and phone hacking comic "The Sun"

londonplayer [621 posts] 4 years ago

In London, my suggestion is, put the congestion charge up to £100 a day. That would get a few people on their bikes.  4

mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 4 years ago
londonplayer wrote:

In London, my suggestion is, put the congestion charge up to £100 a day. That would get a few people on their bikes.  4

... and I'll hear the wailing & gnashing of teeth all the way up in Glasgow