Layla Moran: It’s faster in Oxford to cycle than drive most of the time, so it’s about making
sure there is investment in the infrastructure around cycling to make people feel safe while
they’re doing it.
LibDem MP Layla Moran has been appointed Vice Chairwoman of the All Party Cycling Group, replacing Conservative MP Alex Chalk. Chair of the group is Labour MP Ruth Cadbury.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West & Abingdon MP called on the government to improve cycling infrastructure in the city and across the country.
Moran submitted an early day motion prior to Parliament going into recess, and said the campaign to encourage people in Oxford to get people cycling complemented calls to reduce air pollution by getting people out of their cars and onto bikes.
The early day motion stated that: “This House congratulates Oxford on its ambition to become the UK’s first Cycling City. It thanks cycling group Cyclox and the Oxford Cycling Forum for their campaign to improve facilities for cyclists in the city; and offered further thanks to Oxford City Council for installing 11 new signs on all roads entering the city centre to proclaim Oxford as a Cycling City.
“The motion notes that the creation of safe and accessible cycling routes across Oxford is vital to helping to reduce air pollution. It calls on the government to support communities in Oxford, Oxfordshire and across the United Kingdom to improve cycling infrastructure and to increase the number of people travelling to work and school by bicycle.”
Moran added: “It’s faster in Oxford to cycle than drive most of the time, so it’s about making sure there is investment in the infrastructure around cycling to make people feel safe while they’re doing it.”