UPDATE ON GOVERNMENT APPROVED CYCLING AND WALKING STRATEGY

posted 6 Jul 2015, 16:18 by Eli Kling
In January cycling in the UK reached a turning point when the Coalition Government decided to include a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy into the forthcoming Infrastructure Bill. Although this was heralded by sustainable transport campaign groups as a major step forward, it is perhaps only the first step in what could be a long journey.
CTC now report that at a recent cycling conference, Transport Minister for walking and cycling, Robert Goodwill MP, announced that he had instructed Department of Transport officials to prepare the legislative order that will bring into effect the legal provisions in the Infrastructure Act requiring the Government to adopt a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. Details of what the bill is asking for visit www.ctc.org.uk.
In the meantime it has been reported that the the new Government has clawed back £23 million,originally promised by the Coalition. This was the first part of a funding programme to make cities more bike friendly. So much for progress.
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