London news from BikeBiz:
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has promised funding of Â£19.7m to boost London’s Cycle Network over the next five years. Livingstone said: “Thanks to extra investment in local transport schemes, cycling has increased by 83 per cent since 2000 and more than 1600 school travel plans have been approved which encourage and enable more children and their parents to walk to school.”Additionally, the mayor has pledged Â£742,000 to the boroughs of south London for cycle training schemes. All in all, the city will see Â£161m to improving transport in the city.
Which only leaves me to wonder what Manchester is going to do. I’m off to a cycle commuters user group next month and I’ll be lobbying for a substantial investment into providing riders with proper cycle routes at least in the area covered by Studentdom.