Cycling UK reaction to the outcome of the government’s LTN review


Sarah McMonagle, director of external affairs at Cycling UK, said: 

“Every council knows it’s better to engage people and take communities with them, but that needs to be a journey, not a referendum on every scheme, particularly when many of the benefits of those schemes are often long term.

“Local transport decisions need to be made locally and when councils consult with local people, that doesn’t just mean listening to those with the loudest voice.

“The government’s own research has shown that low traffic neighbourhoods are popular, but unanimous support for any transport scheme is an illusion, and noisy objections shouldn’t override quiet support.”

Notes to editors

  1. Cycling UK, the UK’s cycling charity, imagines a world where the streets are free of congestion and the air is clean to breathe, where parents encourage their children to cycle to school and everyone shares the exhilaration of being in the saddle. For more than 140 years, we’ve been making our streets safer, opening up new traffic free routes and inspiring more people to cycle more often.

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