22 Jan '15, 2pm

Big news: Government agrees to include in Infrastructure Bill a duty to have a Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy.

The broad coalition of transport and health organisations that has been calling for this amendment pays tribute to the dedication and determination of the parliamentarians of all parties who have kept this issue on the agenda, especially the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group and their co-chair Julian Huppert MP who tabled the original amendment to the Bill and has been instrumental in making this happen. Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat MP and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, said: "I am really delighted that the Government has seen the force of our argument and is writing into law the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. "It is the right thing to improve health, the environment and congestion. "My huge thanks go to all the MPs who signed my original amendment, all the people who contacted their MPs to persuade them to support it and the coali...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/cycling-and-walking-coa...

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