Cycling Policies

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th February 1984.

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Photo of Mrs Lynda Chalker Mrs Lynda Chalker , Wallasey 12:00 am, 27th February 1984

I am aware that the hon. Gentleman has done much to enhance policy in this area by putting forward good ideas. My hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Health, who put forward the proposals, has been grateful for his help.

It is right for us thoroughly to complete the research programme on large-scale urban cycling schemes, while encouraging local authorities to introduce sensible schemes where they can. However, we cannot rush into this because there are many parts of the country which do not have suitable areas where cycling schemes could be implemented economically.