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28 Jul 20201 minute read

PM announces cycling revolution

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PM announces cycling revolution

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new cycling and walking plan for England, called ‘Gear Change’. The report sets out how £2 billion worth of Government funding will be spent – including on electric bikes, as well as setting up a new regulator called Active Travel England.

In a foreword to Gear Change, the Prime Minister stated: “We announced in May £2 billion of new funding for cycling and walking – representing a sixfold increase in dedicated funding, the biggest increase this country has ever seen.”

He continued: “That will pay for first hundreds, then thousands of miles of protected bike lanes, so anyone can ride safely; low-traffic neighbourhoods, to stop rat-running and make it easier to walk and cycle; bus and bike corridors on some main roads; and funding for a massive rise in e-bikes, all of which will open up cycling to more and different people and make places better for everyone.”

To read the report, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-plan-for-england

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