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Cycling projects 'chronically underfunded' says Sustrans

Patrick McDonnell
23 May 2016
Jason Torrance: The government has made a bold pledge to double cycling but has simply not provided the financial means to achieve this and to reap the many benefits
Jason Torrance: The government has made a bold pledge to double cycling but has simply not provided the financial means to achieve this and to reap the many benefits

 

The government will fail on its manifesto pledge to double cycling by 2025 because of “chronic underinvestment”, says sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

While some £15bn has been earmarked for new roads, cycling and walking projects remain woefully underfunded, believes Sustrans policy director Jason Torrance.

“The government is consulting on a draft strategy, but it currently includes a pitifully low level of investment. Under current plans government will spend...

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