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Portraying the promotion of pedal power as money well spent

Although the UK appears to be on the brink of entering a significant period of financial austerity, at least as far as the state’s finances are concerned, this is no time to put the brakes on government funding to encourage cycling

Rik Thomas
25 June 2010
Phillip Darnton suggests that continued funding for cycling will pay for itself several times over
Phillip Darnton suggests that continued funding for cycling will pay for itself several times over

 

These are interesting times for Phillip Darnton, chairman of Cycling England, the independent body that has been charged by the Government to get more people cycling, more safely, more often. Since its inception in 2005 the organisation has been funded in three-year cycles and so Darnton is currently waiting to see how much money Cycling England is going to be given for the 2011-2014 period. The new Government is, of course, currently looking to make significant cuts in public expenditure,...

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