Cycling: Gilligan Report

Part of Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (Money) – in the House of Commons at 9:52 pm on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 9:52 pm, 4th September 2018

I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman.

The report further advocates an Oxfordshire cycling commissioner with powers similar to those Andrew Gilligan held in London. The commissioner’s job would be to hold all aspects of county, district and city councils to account, and the report suggests that local cycling campaign groups should be funded to allow them to examine and challenge planning applications that are not ambitious enough. I have spoken to Cyclox, BikeSafe and Abingdon Freewheeling, which I am sure would all welcome that proposal with enthusiasm.

The report concludes:

“Provision for cycling in Oxford is poor”.

I absolutely agree.