Between 16 and 20 April the Committee gathered 744 #AskCycleMinisters tweets, the majority of which were substantive questions on cycling policy.
Infrastructure, planning and investment
@GBCycleEmbassy @UKParliament Why can't local authorities provide the same quality of infrastructure for bikes as they do for cars? #askcycleministers
@VigilanteCycle @UKParliament Will you acknowledge that non-motor transport should be given equal footing when planning infrastructure? #AskCycleMinisters
@AdrenalinJunky #AskCycleMinisters Why won't the gov't invest in safe cycle infrastructure like The Netherlands?
@CraftyDutchie: And why are you not making cycling infrastructure in local council areas mandatory? #AskCycleMinisters
@ChesterCycling Why is cycle infrastructure not planned for in road maintenance & new projects, instead dangerously tacked on afterwards? #askcycleministers
@DoctorRad #askcycleministers why so much money goes to facilities for cars when return on investment is so much better for cycling infrastructure?
@HarshCryJukebox @UKParliament #AskCycleMinisters Is developing cycling infrastructure going to ever happen? Segregated bike lanes - is it on your agenda?
@pauljames If the government wants to encourage cycling why not ring-fence a %age of the transport budget for cycling infrastructure #AskCycleMinisters
@RuthRosselson When are you going to prioritise spending on PROPER cycling infrastructure instead of new roads? #AskCycleMinisters
@ReadGlen #AskCycleMinisters @UKParliament Can we have more separate cycle lanes please? More cyclists on the road = safer cycling. Educate drivers!
@JHellings Why are dedicated cycle paths and physically segregated cycle lanes so rare? Cycling intimidating despite huge benefits #askcycleministers
@witnwis @ukparliament #AskCycleMinisters why can't all new roads be required to include a proper. protected cycle lane? That would build a network
Driver awareness, attitudes and behaviour
@LancasterDynamo Driver education: What are Ministers' plans to improve driver awareness, attitudes and behaviour around cyclists? #askcycleministers
@oldal Cycle awareness training for all motorists. As part of the driving test and, as part of speeding awareness courses #askcycleministers
@CPRE Will the DfT follow its road safety research and run a campaign to encourage drivers to share roads with cyclists? #AskCycleMinisters
@Downfader: #AskCycleMinisters - will you PLEASE invest in TV and media ads to reinforce #cyclists rights to the road and their position on it?
@Fibigibi13 #AskCycleMinisters - media campaigns (eg THINK) to educate drivers RE cyclists. Safe passing, positioning, same 'entitlement' of road use.
@ralphbagge Cycle awareness training for all motorists. As part of the driving test and, as part of speeding awareness courses #askcycleministers
@highwaylass Justify the claim that "jumping a red light hurts no-one but me" #AskCycleMinisters
@citycyclists Bike traffic lights: Every other country has them, even USA. Why is DfT incapable of approving them here? #askcycleministers
@mramorgan I think cyclists should receive fines for highway code offences such as ignoring traffic lights. #askcycleministers
@mzlondon What can you do to stop cyclists running red lights? Dangerous for cyclists, pedestrians, other traffic. #AskCycleMinisters
@_danalogue Education/responsibility/sanctions for the idiots that cut up other road users, run red lights, lack adequate safety gear #askcycleministers
@Markyjl @UKParliament Will you consider a trial to allow cyclists to turn left on Red given the success in France? #AskCycleMinisters
@TeddieMiliband Should cyclists be obliged to be tested for colour blindness? Particularly red/red blindness. #AskCycleMinisters
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs)
@SeeMeSaveMe Why is there no mandatory requirement for HGV safety technologies (eg sensors) in urban areas, as this would save lives? #askcycleministers
@RoadPeace Why is there no mandatory requirement for HGV safety technologies (eg sensors) in urban areas, as this would save lives? #askcycleministers
@echobeats101 @UKParliament #AskCycleMinisters Will you make extra convex blind-spot mirrors compulsory for lorries and buses?
@gemgemmy I would like MPs to ask: How will you make sure lorries are no longer a threat to cyclists? #AskCycleMinisters
@becksleeuk Cyclists are told not to undertake lorries but what can be done to help freight vehicle drivers protect cyclists? #AskCycleMinisters
Netherlands and Denmark
@thebikeshow Is there any reason why Britain should not seek to emulate the Netherlands & Denmark in its cycling policies? #AskCycleMinisters
@Cyclestrian please #AskCycleMinisters if they (a) understand and (b) aspire to Dutch cycle culture and infrastructure
@OwlFiftyEight @UKParliament Will Govt introduce the same legislation as in Holland and Denmark to protect cyclists and pedestrians? #AskCycleMinisters
@esde84 #askcycleministers Why don't we just introduce legislation that will enforce road and street design that matches the netherlands?
@GingerKathryn #askcycleministers Why not be like The Netherlands, where cyclists (and pedestrians) (and horses) have absolute right of way at all times?
@OllyTobias #AskCycleMinisters Why can't we have cycle lanes seperate to car users as in Copenhagen?
@markruddy Will the govt adopt principles of urban design along Dutch/Danish models & ensure guidance is given local authorities #AskCycleMinisters
@GBCycleEmbassy Please can we look to examples from countries with proven success for inspiration such as Denmark and the Netherlands? #AskCycleMinisters
Liability of motorists for accidents
@clearmapping #AskCycleMinisters Why can't we have presumption that the most dangerous vehicles (HGV, Cars) on the road is at fault in incidents? +Fined?
@KristyRev #AskCycleMinisters why can we not have the same law as in the Netherlands that initially puts motorists at fault in all accidents?
@ralphbagge Could you examine the concept of 'strict liability' as a means to address the power asymetry between HGVs and cyclists? #AskCycleMinisters
@chrisgerhard Why have you not introduced strict liability laws to help protect vulnerable road users? #askcycleministers
@tweetymike Why do the government oppose Strict Liability for all road users, when it clearly works in Europe? #AskCycleMinisters
Times #cyclesafe campaign
GBCycleEmbassy @CycleBath @thecyclingjim @CyclingDumfries @Cantala59 @walraj
@UKParliament How is the Government directly supporting @TheTimes #cyclesafe campaign manifesto? #askcycleministers
@KatsDekker #askcycleministers what are your plans to further support #cyclesafe? Only words so far; what action is to follow?
@purplegeode Will ministers commit to allocating at least 2% of budget to #cycling infrastructure, as per the #cyclesafe campaign? #AskCycleMinisters