The first ever Pedal on UK Parliament!
Pedal On Parliament has been an annual even in Edinburgh for seven years, and is coming to London for the first time on Saturday 13 October. Organised by the Stop Killing Cyclists campaign, it’s a national cycling and walking protest against the Government and Parliament prior to Autumn Budget, assembling at Lincoln’s Inn Fields at 12 noon for a procession to Parliament Square. The protest is to condemn all existing and previous governments from all the major parties for their failure to take comprehensive action on safer cycling.
The protest calls for £3 billion/ year to be invested in a national protected cycling network and an end to and reversal of the annual tax cuts for toxic diesel/petrol which is killing tens of thousands of people who walk or cycle every year, disabling hundreds of thousands and damaging our kids’ lungs for life.
We have in the UK among the lowest levels of European cycling investment and the highest levels of childhood obesity. We need urgent action to address the UK’s obesity, climate and pollution emergencies. Investment in cycling is one of THE best ways to tackle all three.
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