The Government’s response to the Get Britain Cycling inquiry can be boiled down to these main commitments (in response to the noted recommendations)…
- DfT will be organising a summit later this year on cycling infrastructure which will focus on training for designers and practitioners (recommendation 5) (recommendation 14)
In his statement on 12th August 2013, the Prime Minister announced that cycling will be at the heart of future road developments (recommendation 6)
- It is intended that the new [Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions] will be brought into force in 2015 (recommendation 8)
- DfT Ministers are treating this issue (the risk posed to cyclists by HGVs) as a priority (recommendation 10)
- Early in the New Year, the Sentencing Council (an independent non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice) will undertake a review of the sentencing guidelines for the offences of causing death by careless driving and causing death or serious injury by dangerous driving (recommendation 11).
- We will work with stakeholders to assemble a comprehensive [Cycling Action] delivery plan for publication in the autumn (recommendation 15).