21 Apr '15, 10am

Labour announce £300m fund for fixing potholes, and money for walking & cycling. Our reponse:

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport, said: "We welcome attention being given to local transport which provides great value for money and is what matters to people, yet is always neglected by national politicians. However, the £300 million Pothole Fund and the money for cycling and walking can only be seen as down payments. There is a £12 billion backlog needed to fix our potholes crisis [2], and we need a step change in funding to £10 per head, rising to £20 as use increases, to get more people cycling more often. [3]" ENDS For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer at Campaign for Better Transport, on 020 7566 6483/07984 773 468 or [email protected] Notes to Editors 1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve ...

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