Sign my cycling petition

My petition on the Number 10 site-

Introduce a Cycling Proficiency style test for children and adults to make them more confident and competent on the road. This will be voluntary except for- bus and taxi drivers, officials with responsibilities for transport, those guilty of certain driving offences and motoring journalists. Include a section on cycle craft into the driving test which will be waived for any learner who has passed Cycling Proficiency in the last five years. This will make motorists more aware of other road users, improve the safety of cyclists on our roads and hopefully increase the number of people using bikes.

Please pop over and sign it. It’s far more reasonably worded than most of the transport related petitions on there and I think it’s a realistic proposal. The bit about motoring journalists is a joke.

They should have their licences revoked automatically.

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  • Anonymous

    Not a bad idea at all but please don’t call it cycling proficiency. The underlying philosophy of that training was really pretty negative and it was out of date for years. Thankfully a new program called Bikeability has been introduced in line with the Nation Standards and, if delivered correctly, should be a vast improvement. Still its’s good to know that there are people out there giving it some thought