“City Cycling” featured in UK Parliament session

Used with permission. Copyright Carlton Reid. All rights reserved.
Used with permission. Copyright Carlton Reid. All rights reserved.

City Cycling,” John Pucher’s recently released book (co-edited with Ralph Buehler) was featured in a British Parliament’s House of Commons session on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The session titled “Get Britain Cycling,” helped support an official motion of that goal.

Early Day Motion 679 states, “That this House notes that cycling benefits public health, the economy, the environment and quality of life; further notes the strength of public and parliamentary support for The Timesnewspaper’s Cities fit for Cycling campaign, and its backing for an inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group on Getting Britain Cycling; further notes calls from national cycling organisations for a cycling action plan to increase cycling among people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and to reduce the actual and perceived risks of cycling, whether for day-to-day travel, outdoor recreation or sport; and calls on the Government to provide leadership, resources and Cabinet-level co-ordination across Government departments and external partners to produce and implement such a plan as part of our Olympic legacy, including measures to strengthen road traffic law and its enforcement, improve cycling conditions and perceptions of safety, integrate cycling with public transport, promote cycling through schools, colleges, workplaces, community organisations and beyond, and embed cycling into the heart of transport, planning and other relevant policies.”

Link to the official motion online.