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Cycling

Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 6:02 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West 6:02 pm, 2nd September 2013

I am grateful to my hon. Friend, who I think now has the distinction of being fashionable. I am glad that page 15 of the report refers to the bridge over the railway tracks in Cambridge, which I funded and was delighted to be part of opening. On the issue of risk, does my hon. Friend agree that comparisons of risk per distance travelled are ludicrous when comparing walking, cycling, driving and flying? We ought to have risk per hour exposed, which would give people a far greater sense of the relative safety of cycling.

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Neale Upstone
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 1:40 pm (Report this annotation)

While it is a great bridge, I rather suspect that it was not Peter Bottomley himself who funded it, but taxpayers via a govt department in which he had influence.