In July 1996 the Department of Transport unveiled its new National Cycling Strategy with the aim of massively increasing rates of cycling in the UK, doubling them by 2002 and quadrupling them by 2012.
It failed – massively. Cycling’s low modal share has barely shifted anywhere.
However, the new government has very clearly set out its commitment to cycling under ‘the cycling prime minister’.
You can read it in full on the new, updated National Cycling Strategy website here.
(Yes, sunglasses are required.)