By Laura Laker February 25 2016
Roads pricing for cars should be “on the table” as an option to pay for cycling infrastructure in the face of budget cuts, according to the London Cycling Campaign’s (LCC) Chief Executive.
Transport for London (TfL) faces the loss of its entire operational budget of £700m by 2020, and last week we reported TfL considered – and decided against – charging cyclists to use cycle tracks, while Boris Johnson has suggested devolving Vehicle Excise Duty(link is external)
(often incorrectly called road tax) to pay for roads.
When asked about how to tackle “extreme” cycle funding cuts in future, in an interview for road.cc the LCC’s Chief Executive, Ashok Sinha, said cycling is essential to keep the capital moving, and funding for it must continue.