Investment in local roads should benefit cycling

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group welcomed the news from the Chancellor of the Exchequer that he has retained the ‘Cycle To Work’ scheme, and has called on the Department for Transport to build high quality cycle facilities with the £1.1 billion fund which has been allocated to upgrade local roads.

Ruth Cadbury MP (Lab, Brentford and Isleworth) said: “The large investment in local roads could see a revolution in cycling –  I hope that towns and cities across England will get the segregated facilities that are needed to increase our cycling rates to European levels”

Alex Chalk MP (Con, Cheltenham) said: “Retaining the Cycle to Work scheme is vital for encouraging commuting by bike. Millions of people have benefited from the scheme so far and I am delighted that this scheme will continue to support the growth in cycling.”

 

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