Reacting to news of the £28 billion roads budget announced by the Treasury yesterday, British Cycling expressed disappointment that there was ‘not a single mention of cycling.’
Above: Planning for the long term? The Government's £28 billion plan document fails to mention cycling once in its 82 pages.
"The Treasury’s publication Investing in Britain’s future is light years away from the kind of visionary thinking needed to transform Britain’s transport infrastructure"
British Cycling’s Director of Policy and Legal Affairs, Martin Gibbs, said:
“The Treasury’s publication Investing in Britain’s future is light years away from the kind of visionary thinking needed to transform Britain’s transport infrastructure and tackle congestion, pollution, the environment and safety concerns on our roads.
“Despite announcing £28 billion spending on roads infrastructure, there is not a single mention of cycling and this against the backdrop of growing numbers of people getting on their bikes.
“The government should put this right by ensuring that all of these new roads and junctions are built with provision for cycling designed in at the outset.”