27 Aug '14, 1pm

Infrastructure Bill amendment would give cycling and walking the same priority as roads

With the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Living Streets, British Cycling, CTC the national cycling charity and Sustrans, we're backing an amendment to be tabled shortly in the House of Lords. The amendment would fill a huge gap in funding for active travel that threatens to open up when Government plans for spending on cycling and walking infrastructure come to an abrupt end. Currently, the Infrastructure Bill is aimed only at fixing long-term planning and funding for roads, which will then enjoy the same secure five-year funding cycle that governs rail investment. However, despite walking and cycling being the healthiest and greenest forms of transport, accessible to more people than cars and expensive rail fares , there is no national funding set aside in for cycling and walking after 2016, when current schemes like the Local Sustainable Transport Fund come to ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/270814-infra...

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