Road Safety

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 11:06 am on 3 November 1989.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn , Islington North 11:06, 3 November 1989

I often cycle to this place. It is impossible to get here entirely on cycle routes from north London, which is where I live. The last part of the journey, which takes me down Whitehall, is very dangerous. The problem with cycle lanes is that although the lanes themselves are fine, and relatively safe, unless priority or safety measures are provided at junctions, they are of no value. A cycle lane along Whitehall would be of no use because the cyclist would be exposed to enormous danger on reaching Parliament square, and the same thing applies to almost every cycle lane.