HC 286, Third Report of Session 2014-15 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes Relating to the Report
- House of Commons - Transport Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report 'Cycling Safety (HC 286)' says a cycling budget of £10 per head by 2020 is essential to fund long-term development of cycling infrastructure and to make our roads safer for cycling. Spending on cycling is currently just £2 per head.
In 2013 109 cyclists were killed and over 3,000 seriously injured. Cyclists face dangers every day from a lack of cycling infrastructure, poorly-designed junctions and aggressive driving. Central government, regional and local authorities, should use all the tools at their disposal to promote the safer sharing of the road between drivers and cyclists including 20 mile an hour speed limits in high-risk areas. Safe cycling should be made an integral part of the design for all new infrastructure projects.
The disproportionate number of HGVs involved in collisions with cyclists demonstrates that the industry must improve its road safety record. DVSA must ensure that drivers are tested, in the practical test if possible and certainly via the theory test, on their approach to sharing the road with cyclists. Cycle training should be available to all cyclists of all ages.
The government should reassess its approach to road safety awareness and set out the steps it will take to ensure a clear and consistent message of mutual respect between all road users, and compliance with the law by cyclists and drivers. Amendments to the Highway Code to promote cycle safety and ensure that it reflects the rights of cyclists to share the road with drivers should also be considered.
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