Monday, 13 May 2013

Get Kent Cycling!

Kent Green Party supports the recommendations of the 'Get Britain Cycling' report(1). Steve Dawe explains:
"The Get Britain Cycling report of the All Party Cycling Group in Parliament offers many important recommendations of relevance to Kent. Health, education, sport and business all benefit from increasing levels of cycling but investment is needed to reduce ill-health and obesity. This will, of course, help to live healthier lives requiring less medical attention for more of their life span. The Report recommends more 20 mph limits; increasing cycling from 2% of all journeys in 2011 to 10% by 2025; improved access and availability to training to enhance cycling skills.

"Kent Green Party supports extending cycle routes to help this process, creating real cycling networks throughout the County. It should also be noted that carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has now reached 400 parts per million, the highest level for over 3 million years. This makes it imperative that greater efforts must be made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or radical increases in temperature and climate instability will make life in Kent far more difficult than we have ever experienced.

"Kent Green Party also urges to public to sign the epetition calling for the recommendations of the Get Britain Cycling report to be implemented. This can be found at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49196 Signatures stand at about 57,000 already and the petition closes on 23rd April 2014."

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FURTHER INFORMATION: Steve Dawe, Press Officer, KENT GREEN PARTY, on 01732 355185 or 07747 036192. Contact address as above. Promoted by H.Dawe for Kent Green Party, both at 27 Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1XF. KENT GREEN NEWS, free ezine, is available by subscription at www.kentgreenparty.org
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1.      Summary and recommendations from the report: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/campaigning/Get_Britain_Cycling.pdf

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