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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 8:27 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison Conservative, Battersea 8:27 pm, 2nd September 2013

I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. Electric bikes have had a few honourable mentions in the debate so far, although I am not an expert.

In London, cycling is set to double over the next 10 years. However, as was pointed out earlier, cities such as London were not designed for cycling; it is a very old city. We must therefore take every opportunity offered by redevelopment to make it more suitable for cycling. We are certainly seeing some innovative thinking in my borough, as I mentioned earlier.