The petrolhead petition against road pricing has attracted well over one million signatories and counting, so it’s time for the cyclists of Britain to get behind an E-Petition of their own. It is already up and running, and has more than 2,400 signatures already. The argument put forward by the petition’s author, Gary Rowing-Parker, sum up the position, and a very noble one it is too.
‘For reasons of health and in order to reduce carbon emissions from transport, the Government should take a bold and tangible step to support the view that cycling is good for those who do it and good for everyone else as well. Cyclists should be rewarded for their contribution to reducing carbon emissions by not having to pay VAT for their bicycles, tricycles and human powered vehicles, nor for the spares and parts required to keep them running.’
To sign up, just click on the link below and fill in the appropriate fields. Closing date is 8 August 2007.