Monday 1 June 2009

Safety in Numbers for Cyclists

Gwyn Prosser MP has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM 1431) drawing attention to the correlation between safety for cyclists and the number of cyclists on the roads. It follows the CTC's launch of a campaign for a target of doubling cycling use. So far 102 MPs have signed it. I have tried twice to get my MP, who mentions cycling on his cv, to join them but have just got his letter stating he does not generally sign EDMs. I note that he has signed 5 EDMs this session including one about a BBC magazine launch and, in an earlier session, one about flags flying above public buildings. Unlike some of our elected representatives, his ethics are flawless but I wish I could influence his priorities.

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