Highway Code (Cyclists)

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 2:32 pm on 18 May 2007.

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Photo of David Howarth David Howarth Shadow Minister (Energy), Trade & Industry 2:32, 18 May 2007

I wish to present a petition signed by Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith and 1,190 people of similar disposition—not only residents of my constituency, where cycling is obviously an important issue, but citizens from many other places in the United Kingdom.

The petition states:

That there is significant concern that the proposed changes to the Highway Code will force cyclists to use sometimes inadequate cycle facilities and that the proposal to require cyclists to ride on the left-hand lane on roundabouts will place cyclists in greater danger.

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House shall urge the Department of Transport to reconsider the proposed revisions to the Highway Code so that cyclists are not required to use cycle facilities 'wherever possible'.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.

To lie upon the Table.