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 Carrington of Fulham Lord Carrington of Fulham Conservative 2:46 pm, 8th June 2020

My Lords, I am sure that we all agree that those who can cycle should, but many people cannot ride bikes. Does my noble friend agree that cycle lanes are a good thing, but not if they hold up buses, increase pollution by causing traffic jams and displacing traffic to side roads, and, often, require the felling of trees in our cities? Does she further agree that it is not just the safety of cyclists which has to be considered but the safety and transport requirements of those who cannot cycle?