Budget bonus for Capital’s cyclists

11.13 | 22 March 2012 | | 1 comment

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has allocated £15m in his 2012 Budget to improve safety for cyclists at some of London’s most dangerous junctions (BBC News).

While Transport for London (TfL) welcomed the additional funding, the London Cycling Campaign said it was “not enough money”.

Charlie Lloyd, from the London Cycling Campaign, said: “It’s a good gesture showing people are taking cycling seriously and it will add to the urgency of doing something about the most dangerous junctions.

“But we need to invest more to ensure London is an attractive city for cyclists and pedestrians.”

The Government says that details of how and where the money will be invested will be announced in the summer.

Click here to read the full BBC News story.


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    Thats another £15 million. Add it to the list and we are getting closer to the £100.000.000 mark.

    Surely there’s something wrong with the planners who present road junctions for the use of all traffic and now we find that it’s dangerous to pedal cyclists. Maybe they should have done their job right in the first place then we wouldnt have had to throw more monies at it.

    Monies that could have been given to pensioners who have lost quite a bit in this latest budget.

    bob craven Lancs
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