CTC supports MPs' call on Funding for Cycling

Conservative MP & Treasurer of the APPCG Dr Sarah Wollaston calling for £10 per head for cycling in Manchester at the Conservative Party Conference
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CTC supports MPs' call on Funding for Cycling

Transport funding will face further cuts of 30% over the next four years, and cycling is a likely candidate subsequently to suffer. We need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen.

As CTC reported last week, the Department for Transport is leading the way among Government departments in subscribing to big budget cuts and constraints of 30 per cent over the next four years. 

On Wednesday 11 November the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) wrote to the Chancellor urging him to “ensure that the Prime Minister’s vision for a ‘Cycling Revolution’ becomes a reality” and start investing in cycling with at least £10 per head as David Cameron has previously supported. 

Altogether ten officers from the APPCG put their names to the letter. CTC has now set up an online action that allows cyclists living in England to write to their MPs asking them to back the letter. During May’s general election, via Vote Bike, CTC identified 66 MPs, including both the Prime Minister and Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill MP, who supported funding for cycling of at least £10 per head. 

Cycling needs all cyclists' and MPs' help to make the Chancellor and the Government realise that creating conditions where anyone can cycle, no matter their age or ability, is one of the biggest and most worthwhile projects of all."

Sam Jones, CTC Campaigner

Including members of the APPCG, there are at least potentially 90 MPs who support a decent level of funding for cycling. This is a sizeable minority considering the House of Commons houses 650 MPs, and there will be more MPs who we still need to reach out to. 

Through this action, CTC intends to convince the Chancellor that there is a true cross party consensus and support for improved conditions for cycling, including his own leader. We need your support to make this a reality, so take action now!

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