Transport Committee: cycling safety


MPs on the Transport Committee took evidence on cycling safety for the third time on 10th February 2014.

Between 5 November and 18 November 2013, six cyclists were killed on London's roads.

One in five cyclists in London say they have stopped cycling to work following the deaths on the capital's roads, a poll for BBC London has found.

Com Res polled 1,070 adults, a quarter of whom said they were cyclists. The poll found 20% of cyclists were involved in a collision.

The witnesses giving evidence were:

• Chris Boardman, policy advisor, British Cycling

• Roger Geffen, campaigns and policy director, the national cycling charity

• Edmund King, president, AA

• Cllr Mike Haines, deputy chair, economy and transport board, Local Government Association

• Cllr Ian Davey, deputy leader, Brighton and Hove Council

• Cllr David Hodge, leader, Surrey County Council

• Cllr Helyn Clack, cabinet member for community services, Surrey County Council

• Susie Kemp, assistant chief executive, Surrey County Council

• Alex Fiddes, chief operating officer, Vehicle Testing & Enforcement, DVSA

• Peter Weddell-Hall, head of e-assessment, training and accreditation, DVSA

• Tom Baker, Treasurer, batched on Site Association

• Andrew Collins, committee member, Batched on Site Association

• Robert Armstrong, committee member, Batched on Site Association.

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