The government has committed £15m of additional funding to local cycle projects. Local transport minister Norman Baker has announced £8m would be invested in projects to enhance cycle routes across England.
This is to be led by the charity Sustrans. A further £7m will be allocated through the Cycle Rail Working Group to improve integration between cycling and rail at stations. Baker said: “If we are serious about reducing carbon, then we need to get more people walking and cycling. But we must do it in a way that boosts the economy. I want this fund to support projects that create growth and tackle climate change by cutting our carbon emissions”.