Cameron Unveils £77m Cycling Fund
22nd August 2013
A £77 million fund to promote cycling has been unveiled by the Prime Minister.
The cash, which could be used to prevent bike accident compensation claims, will be divided between Oxford, Norwich, Cambridge, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, with Dartmoor, the Peak District, South Downs and the New Forest receiving an additional £17 million earmarked for national parks.
Alongside local authority funding and other local financing, this means that the UK has a cycling fund of £148 million for between now and 2015.
David Cameron revealed he wants to minimise the likelihood of cyclists being involved in road accidents, saying parliament wishes to make cycling “easier and safer”.
Councils should use the cash to develop cycle-friendly infrastructure, while cycle-friendly road layouts will be encouraged and changes will be made to the ways roads are altered or developed.
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