Layla Moran MP has used a Commons debate to call on the Government to provide £150 million of extra funding for cycling in Oxford.
The debate followed publication of a report by former London cycling Tsar, Andrew Gilligan, on cycling in Oxford, Milton Keynes, and Cambridge. It highlights the need for £150m investment in Oxford’s cycling provision.
She also slammed councils for lack of ambition in delivering much-needed cycle infrastructure investment, including:
- Segregated cycle lanes along the full lengths of Banbury Road and Woodstock Road.
- High quality provision in new developments such as Oxford North and the Westgate.
- Ensuring the redevelopment of Oxford Train Station provides decent cycle facilities.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West, Layla Moran MP, said:
“The Government needs to commit to funding what the Gilligan Report calls for. Heads need to be knocked together at city, county and district council level to ensure there is joined-up thinking and a real commitment to delivering decent, safe and integrated cycling routes across Oxfordshire.
“Oxfordshire should be a world leader in cycling, instead we’re falling further and further behind. I’ll be keeping up this campaign locally and in Parliament.”