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Active travel gets crumbs while the road-builders get billions

Rik Andrew London SE6
30 November 2020
 

Given that just two new road schemes, the Lower Thames Crossing and the A303 Stonehenge improvements will cost taxpayers £8bn, how can anyone possibly object to active travel being given a mere £175m for the entire country (‘PM and Shapps take on  critics of active travel with £175m pot’ LTT 13 Nov)?

Cycling should surely be getting at least four per cent to match its share of journeys, which equals £320m, but is only getting crumbs from the road...

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