Nicola has joined other parliamentary colleagues from across the House supporting the Government’s Walking and Cycling Strategy, and calling on Ministers to introduce clear targets to measure progress as well as establishing an independent body to challenge and support the strategy.
The Strategy aims to make walking and cycling a normal part of every day life and the natural choice for shorter journeys by 2040. In a joint letter, nearly 60 parliamentarians have asked the Department for Transport to identify key milestones for 2020, 2025 and 2040 and a clear plan to meet these targets for both cycling and walking. Of course this must be backed up by a package of Government investment and other funding, and the MPs are also calling for independent governance to oversee all of this.
See the joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport here.
Nicola says: Oxford is already ahead of the curve in terms of cycling and walking, with a good system of infrastructure in place to support it, I want to see this improve as more and more people get out of their cars to walk or cycle. I am continuing to work with local cycling groups to ensure safe cycling routes, and I look forward to hearing more on the Cycling and Walking Strategy and how its important measures will be implemented; putting us firmly on the path to get Britain cycling.