To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote increased awareness among cyclists of other road users and pedestrians; and if he will make a statement.
The Department recognises that everyone who uses the highway has a responsibility to behave safely and with consideration for others. If a person rides a cycle on a road without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road, he is guilty of the offence of careless cycling as set out in Section 29 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
We promote increased awareness of other road users and pedestrians through our Bikeability programme which has £50m funding to cover cycle training from 2016 - 2020. Bikeability not only provides trainees with riding skills suited to the road, but also explains the importance of obeying the Highway Code, the correct use of safety equipment, and sharing the road with other people.