Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

Part of M6 – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 10 December 2015.

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Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 9:30, 10 December 2015

The hon. Gentleman represents a cycling city that I am proud to visit, but I have yet to see him on his bike pedalling past our front door when I am up there—but I am sure I will soon. I completely refute his assertion, however: we have made incredible progress on cycling. He need only drive in to see the chaos created by the Mayor’s east-west cycle highway being delivered in the city with the highest level of cycle spending historically. That is the cycling ambition target now being reached in eight other cities. I want to reconfirm that we have ensured that every mile of new road built will be cycle-proof, which is something Labour neglected to do.