Funding and planning for cycling

Recently additional funding for cycling was announced by the Prime Minister. Eight cities and four national parks in England (sadly not including Northumberland) will share over £90 million, meaning £10 a head spent on cycling in those areas. It can be argued that there should be £10 per head across the country, sustained for many years, not just for the chosen cities. With a debate on the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report due to take place on  the 2nd September,  all cyclists should contact their MP to ask for their support for an even more substantial investment in cycling in the future.

At the same time, the Prime Minister said the Government also committed to British Cycling’s concept of ‘cycle-proofing’, ensuring all new roads and junctions are built with cycling designed in from the start.

Needs even more but at least its another step in the right direction.

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