Covid-19: Walking and Cycling - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour 2:46 pm, 8th June 2020

My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that Answer and I congratulate the Government on their commitment to cycling at this time. It is really good. However, although some local authorities are doing very well, there is a big problem with one in Manchester. The Mayor of Greater Manchester and Chris Boardman are launching 200 kilometres of temporary cycle lanes—tomorrow or this week, I believe—which has one big hole in the middle, because Manchester City Council will not co-operate. Can the Minister please encourage Manchester City Council to take part and work with other local authorities to create this potentially fantastic new facility for cyclists?