Campaign

Funding4Cycling

Introduction

#Morethan milk logo
Cycling UK's 2016 #morethanmilk action spells out the major discrepancy between funding for cycling and walking, when set up against the planned investment for highways and trunk roads - 72p per head (outside of London) for 2020 for cycling and walking compared to £86 per head for roads.
 
We called on English MPs to support a cross party letter to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP, which spelled out how a successful Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) can be achieved. Over 1800 supporters wrote to their MPs, helping to inspire 57 English MPs and Peers to sign up to this letter, and through Cycling UK's coordination a letter to The Times.
 
In 2015, Cycling UK worked in coalition with other active travel groups to secure the first CWIS. The consultation ends on 23 May, and if properly informed will ensure the Government's ambition to make "cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of a longer journey" becomes a reality rather than an empty aspiration. 
 
Popular engagement works, as we saw in 2014, when Cycling UK’s #funding4cycling initiative targeted HM Treasury as it consulted ahead of the 2014 Autumn Statement. We again called for at least £10 per head per person.
 
The campaign ran for only a week up till Friday 17 October 2014. During this period, the campaign reached over 12,000 people and subsequently saw funding of £10 per head for the residents of eight Cycling Cities announced.
 
 

Recent Campaign Activity

Big Ben
“Cycle strategy vision welcome, now the hard work begins”, says Cycling UK Press Release
Cycling UK has welcomed the vision set out in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement today (Friday, 21 April) of a £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys in England.
Huntingdon Road Crossing Cambridge
Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy published: now let's get its vision put into practice! Blog
After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented.
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement in Westminster
Autumn Statement: “Use local road funds to make Space for Cycling at same time” Press Release
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £1.1bn to upgrade local roads in his Autumn Statement today – prompting an immediate response from Cycling UK urging local authorities to use this opportunity to incorporate high-quality cycle facilities at the same time.
 
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