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Speed Limits and Number Plates for Cyclists? Grant Shapps Floats the Idea

Cyclists in London on June 6.

Cyclists in London on June 6.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has raised the idea of number plates and speed limits for UK cyclists, although he may not have long left in his role.

Proposals to change the Highway Code have emerged as the Department for Transport prepares rules for cyclists, including subjecting them to speed limits in line with those for cars.