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Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the cities and towns in the United Kingdom which have specially designed cycle routes and facilities.

This information is not available centrally, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. As part of our programme of research into cycling, the Department has participated with highway authorities on schemes in the following localities: Cycle Routes Programme

  • Stockton
  • Bedford
  • Exeter
  • Southampton
  • Nottingham
  • Cambridge

Innovatory facilities

  • Hull
  • Cambridge
  • Nottingham
  • London:
    • Westminster
    • Southwark
    • Shepherds Bush
    • Hammersmith
    • Hillingdon
    • Ealing
  • Canterbury
  • Oxford
  • Chelmsford
  • Preston
  • Manchester
  • Newark
  • Liverpool
  • Bristol
  • Cheltenham
  • Darlington

The Department is about to publish a revised bibliography of publications on cycling. It includes details on most of the route projects and innovatory schemes listed. I shall send the hon. Member a copy of the new bibliography as soon as it is available. Further copies of it will be placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to investigate the case for incorporating a cyclist awareness section into the driving test for motor vehicle learner drivers; and if he will make a statement.

The Department's advice to learner drivers, and its driving test procedures, already attach weight to awareness of cyclists and to consideration towards them along with other vulnerable road users.