Aside: Various extracts

Various extracts from the ‘Get Britain Cycling‘ report (with emphasis added)…

On page 48 of 75, about the role played by cycling organisations and enthusiasts…

One of the most interesting features of the development of professional skills, design guides, planning principles and strategies affecting cycling is the role of cycling organisations and enthusiasts in helping to define the territory – partly in order to fill the gap that had existed in continuity and priority of attention among professional organisations*: cyclists had to form their own body of technical experts and thinkers when, as used to be the case, the most senior person responsible for cycling in many transport authorities was very far down the career chain, and alas often tended to stay there. The result has been a very thoughtful tradition of voluntary involvement, which was reflected during the inquiry.

*This has recently been changing quickly.

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