Robert Goodwill will join Chris Boardman in Copenhagen next week to discuss how the Danish city's cycling infrastructure could be implemented in Britain

The Government’s cycling minster, Robert Goodwill, will join Chris Boardman on a trip to Europe’s ‘cycling capital’ to see what the UK can learn from Danish infrastructure.

Boardman and Mr Goodwill will travel to Copenhagen next week to discuss how the city’s cycling provisions could be implemented in Britain.

Olympic gold medalist Boardman is urging political leaders to make cycling a priority as part of an integrated, sustainable, transport strategy.

“Countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have all put cycling at the heart of their transport policy, and are now reaping the rewards,” Boardman said on the British Cycling website. “Copenhagen is regarded as one of the most progressive cycling cities in the world, and it is only right that we should want to learn from the best.

“We can clearly see from examples such as Copenhagen that, given adequate investment, cycling can provide a solution to so many of the problems currently faced in Britain’s towns and cities.

“The people who, at Government level, are making decisions which will affect our future and the future of our children should see the alternatives and the possibilities first hand. This trip will be a fantastic opportunity for us to see exactly what can be achieved on our roads.”

  • Paul Luton

    I am getting the impression that Goodwill is better than we might have expected from this government. We will have to see if anything comes of it.

  • The Awakening

    RE: “Olympic gold medalist Boardman is urging political leaders to make cycling a priority as part of an integrated, sustainable, transport strategy.”

    Chris Boardman is the right man, at the right time, to bring forward tremendous change, for the benefit of cycling in Britain. Thank you for your best efforts Chris.

  • Roland Lawrence

    The mans a hero. Considering the climb hes got against the car lobby hes not doing too bad. More pressure though Chris…. Those government types understand nothing else & while we are at it, 18 inches of green paint on a pavement thats broken and has breaks ever 100m for side roads and access aint a “cycle lane”.