Cycling is currently overlooked and undervalued. The status quo needs to change in order to encourage mainstream cycling and take advantage of the transformational benefits it offers.
We are in favour of:
- Setting a formal stretch target for trips by bicycle
- Encouraging normalised utility cycling via aspirationally focused campaigns
- Creating equality in infrastructure provision, decision making and resourcing for all street users
- Rapidly developing an extensive network of physically separated cycle paths
- Legalising slow pedestrian priority pavement cycling where insufficient* cycling infrastructure exists
- Reclassifying bicycles as non-vehicular, and reforming intersection laws to favour vulnerable road users
- Deregulating helmet requirements for bicycles
- Establishing a public cycle share service
*Insufficient cycle infrastructure is defined as infrastructure that does not provide both statistical and subjective safety for people of all ages to ride from A to B.