Government told: "stop treating cycling like a poor relation"
The Government has had plenty of time to talk about what it intends to do for cycling. Now it must make good on its promises. If it is serious about showing leadership on cycling, it must commit to funding of £10 per person per year to create the conditions where cycling becomes a safe and normal way for anyone to make day-to-day journeys. This is just a fraction of the overall transport budget and will bring huge economic, environmental and health benefits."
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About the UK Cycling Alliance
The UK Cycling Alliance consists of the Bicycle Association, British Cycling, CTC, Cyclenation, London Cycling Campaign, and Sustrans. This is an informal group of non-government and membership organisations working in and on behalf of cycling. The alliance works in collaboration to influence policy and direction at all levels of government, both at Westminster and in Whitehall.
About Get Britain Cycling
The Get Britain Cycling inquiry was an initiative of the APPCG, a cross party body with members in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, with the aim “to enable more people across the UK to take up cycling, cycle more often and cycle more safely”. The report consists of recommendations around five broad principles needed to Get Britain Cycling including, a new priority for investing public funds, redesigning our roads streets and communities; safe driving and safe speed limits; training and education; and strong political leadership
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