Cycling UK has asked its members to support their campaign – Cycle Safety – Make it Simple, and also asked them to share this with other cyclists.
The national cycling charity wants more people cycling more safely and has told the Government how to make cycling safer, and now they want to hear from you. The Department for Transport also wants to hear your ideas about what will make you feel safer while cycling because that’s what’s needed to remove the deterrents which put many people off cycling.
Because this is so important Cycling UK have made it quick and easy for anybody – not just their members – to do this via their “Cycle safety: make it simple” campaign. But you need to do this soon, as the deadline is 1st June 2018.
Support Make It Simple
The survey is quick and easy to complete. Please take the few moments to complete and share it with as many fellow cyclists as possible.Cycling UK’s Campaign Make It Simple Calls on Government to Improve Cycling Safety
Cycling UK is preparing a detailed response to the Department for Transport outlining what is needed to remove the deterrents which put people off cycling, which would make it simple for people to see cycling as a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. They appreciate that their solutions are relevant throughout most of the UK, though some elements will be matters for the devolved countries, it’s vital that as many people as possible throughout the UK respond and support the campaign.
As Paul Tuohy, Chief Exec of Cycling UK, reminds road safety minister Jesse Norman that his foreword to the call for evidence says that they want to see cycling “the natural form of transport even for a 12-year-old”.
You can read the Government’s call for evidence on cycling and walking investment strategy safety review online.