On 8th February, Caroline visited British Cycling - the governing body for cycle racing - and spent time with Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Boardman discussing cycling and how Liberal Democrats plan to make London a truly Cycling City.
“Part of the key is putting serious money in. At the moment we’re not even spending 2% of Transport for London’s budget (on cycling) – I want us to be moving towards 3% by the end of this next term. This will match the number of people cycling and, beyond that, if more people are cycling we need to put more money in. ...
“I want to make sure that every part of the capital is great for people to cycle in, and that it feels safe for people to cycle. I want to carry on the cycle superhighways – even the controversial bits – but I also want to look at outer London, because I think that there’s a real opportunity there to get more people out of their cars and on to bikes for those shorter trips."