Ministers announce local cycling boost

Thursday 09th February 2012

Local transport minister, Norman Baker, announced £8m would be invested in projects – led by the charity Sustrans – to enhance cycle routes across England.

A further £7m will be allocated through the Cycle Rail Working Group to improve integration between cycling and rail at stations.

Mr Baker said: ‘This fund underlines the firm commitment of the Coalition Government to sustainable transport.

‘If we are serious about reducing carbon, then we need to get more people walking and cycling. But we must do it in a way that boosts the economy.

‘I want this fund to support projects that create growth and tackle climate change by cutting our carbon emissions.’