Mark Whitehead 06 June 2019

Calls to make cycling more inclusive for women, older and disabled people

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Women, older and disabled people are neglected in provision of resources to support cycling, according to a report.

Sustrans and engineering company Arup say better representation is needed for these groups in transport planning, dedicated space for cycling and access to adapted cycles.

They say 84% of disabled people living in the UK’s biggest cities never cycle for local journeys, yet a third would like to do so.

Sustrans and Arup will use the initial findings from the report, Inclusive cycling in towns and cities, for further work to engage with organisations representing women, older people and disabled people.

Xavier Brice of Sustrans said: 'Inclusive transport is at the heart of a fairer society, and cycling can play a vital role in enhancing social inclusion.

'Sadly, in the UK an estimated 70% of the population can face systemic barriers to cycling, which shape and often limit their mobility, life opportunities and independence.

'Our urban areas are predominantly designed around the car and only those brave enough to share road space with motor traffic currently consider cycling as a mode of transportation.'

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