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Role of bicycles in overall transport policy

In a written question from the European Parliament on the subject of the role of bicycles in overall transport policy, Commissioner Kinnock said that it is apparent from the Commission's answers of 30 September 1993 and, most recently, of 28 October 1994 (to Written Question E...
In a written question from the European Parliament on the subject of the role of bicycles in overall transport policy, Commissioner Kinnock said that it is apparent from the Commission's answers of 30 September 1993 and, most recently, of 28 October 1994 (to Written Question E-1836/94) that cyclists are to be given high priority in the Community's common transport policy over the next few years, partly because of the contribution made by cycling to the quality of the urban environment.

The promotion of cycling is, and remains, one of the priorities of the common transport policy, as specified in the white paper of December 1992 (COM (92) 494 final).

The localized nature of cycling means that, under the subsidiarity principle, Community actions are limited to general support at the European level. To this end, the Commission has cofunded a number of studies, most recently one into cyclists' safety which will be published April 1995, and participated in a number of seminars and initiatives. It has also recently informed the European cyclists' federation that it will be represented at the Velo-City conference, to be held in Basel in September this year.
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