Bicycles: Hire Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st February 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the health benefits of bike-share schemes.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) has not had any specific conversations nor conducted any specific work on the health benefits of bike-share schemes with the Department for Transport. PHE has commissioned a number of evidence reviews which include information on the health benefits of cycling, such as ‘Working Together to Promote Active Travel: A briefing for local authorities’ (2016), which is available to view here:

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/523460/Working_Together_to_Promote_Active_Travel_A_briefing_for_local_authorities.pdf

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