HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 cc147-8W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the operation of the scheme launched in 1982 to promote cycle routes in five towns; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

Carefully designed cycle routes were implemented in the towns in the study under this scheme. Much was learnt about how to provide safe, good-quality routes and facilities and the technical lessons have already been published. These routes did not result in an increase in cycling and in particular did not attract people to cycle instead of using their cars. However, the routes did improve safety for cyclists, who tended to congregate on them. The final report will be published soon.

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