Funding for Cycling and Walking
Capital funding for cycling and walking in England, outside London, is about to drop by 75%.
Before the general election, everyone in England, outside London, the Government invested annually £7 per person on cycling and walking. Now that figure has dropped to £1.55.
In May 2019 the Government acknowledged it needed to double investment to reach its own targets to increase cycling and walking.
Cycling UK is calling for the Government’s investment to rise to at least 5% of transport spend in 2020, and rise to a minimum of 10% over the next five years. Not drop.
By increasing investment in cycling and walking, we can help to address:
• Traffic congestion
• Air pollution
• Climate change
• Obesity crisis
• The decline of the high street