The second phase will be a wider consultation on road safety issues related to cycling and will consider the rules of the road, public awareness, signage for road users and safety risks, including whether helmets should be compulsory.
Some cycling organisations argue making helmets a legal requirement is ineffective as a safety measure.
A 2015 study by the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia found there is no link between compulsory bicycle helmets and head injuries.
The research analysed hospitalisation rates against jurisdictions in Canada that required cyclists to wear helmets by law and those that didn’t.
Sam Jones at Cycling UK told The Independent: “There is no justification for making helmet-wearing compulsory: it could undermine levels of cycle use and, in any case, the effectiveness of helmets is not the black and white issue many think it is.
“Enforced helmet laws in other countries reduce the number of people cycling, and as would be expected the number of injuries drop similarly.”
Mr Jones said one of the best ways to make conditions safer would be for the Government to “roll out national design standards for cycling infrastructure