In other news......
Meeting the Secretary of State for Transport
Members of the Exeter Cycling Campaign were invited by Cllr Peter Holland to meet Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, on his recent visit to Exeter. There was an opportunity to put a formal question to the minister and chat to him personally. The Minister was a very personable man but didn't quite share our view that cycling is one of the most effective ways of moving people across a crowded city. Despite a recent UN Environment team report suggesting that governments should commit 20% of transport spending to active travel, our Transport Secretary made clear that he wouldn't be committing the 10%. that the Campaign suggested.
That bus shelter
It's not moved yet! We understand that the Council Officers and Developers are due to discuss this in October.......
The Exeter Cycling Campaign continues to shape the news
The Express and Echo and Western Morning News continue to approach the Exeter Cycling Campaign. We recently had the opportunity to comment on 'close passing' and managed to underline the importance of building safe infrastructure so that people of all ages and abilities can choose to cycle.