Bikeability means safer cycling

The UK Government has committed #15 million in support of Cycling England's programme to encourage people to cycle and to cycle more safely and more often. One barrier to cycling is anxiety about dangers on the road and training is needed to encourage more people to cycle safely. Cycling England launched the Bikeability initiative in September 2006. This is a new version of ROSPA's Cycling Proficiency. Bikeability will be launched across England in Spring 2007 following a six month trial with more than 300,000 pupils. The aim is that all children should receive Bikeability training whilst at primary school. Bikeability is underpinned by the National Standard for Cycle Training. The training is part of making the transition from using traffic free places and shared routes to travelling on the carriageway. By March 2007, any local authority or school will be able to apply for the necessary funding to train children in Bikeability for 2007/2008. Cycling England will offer help to local authorities to train cycling instructors in the new National Cycle Training Standard.

  • Publication Date: 2006-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10-1
  • Serial:
    • INROADS
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 29
    • Publisher: INSTITUTE OF ROAD SAFETY OFFICERS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:21PM