Cycling organisations are celebrating after their drafting of an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill was adopted by the Government – not vote was required. The amendment was drawn up by a number of cycling organisations and submitted by Julian Huppert, the Lib Dem MP for Cambridge, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group. The Government is now committed to creating a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.
CTC’s campaign and policy director Roger Geffen said the adoption of the amendment was a significant moment:
“Acceptance of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy amendment is a turning point for cycling in the UK. Credit must be given to the Government backing of it, MPs such as Dr Julian Huppert who fought so hard for it, and the thousands of people who worked so hard to make this happen.”
“With the general election only months away CTC will be looking to secure commitments of how much funding each party would put into the investment strategy.”