**UPDATE – Response from Department For Transport at bottom of page**
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SUBJECT LINE – Bicycles.
Dear Mr Grayling.
I am disappointed that you do not consider cyclists to be “road users”.
Much of what you do in Westminster, I accept, must feel demoralising. Financial market, world affairs, it’s all pretty tough. I accept that. I don’t envy you.
But, certain things are completely within your control. And that particularly applies to your ministry, especially.
As a car driver, a train user, an occasional flyer, and a daily pedestrian, I urge you to act; significantly, dramatically, and inexpensively (in the grand scheme of things, it’s a bagatelle) in support of cycling infrastructure. Why would you not do this? Clean, cheap, healthy. I have no idea.
Cyclists are not the marginalised fanatics and red light-jumping loons that many people (especially in the media) like to think. Most of us are just trying to get from A to B, without contributing to congestion, and because it’s wonderful.
If you feel that we are not road-users, then I would like to know why not.
Yours in hope,
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