Kieran Howells2 hours ago
In February, the Department for Transport gave Cycle Ambition Cities the chance to bid for a share of £6.5 million of Government funding to trial new schemes aimed at improving road safety and creating more bike-friendly areas.
Since February’s announcement, the Government has identified seven winning Cycle Ambition City bids and is contributing over £7 million to these cities this year as part of the Department for Transport’s Cycle Safety Review.
Successful bids will be spent on a range of improvements to encourage more people to cycle as part of their everyday journeys – from a new 6km cycle route in West Yorkshire to improving crossings for cyclists and pedestrians in Bristol and Cambridge.
“I want us to become a nation of cyclists, and to make cycling a natural choice for people of all ages and backgrounds,” commented cycling minister Jesse Norman.“While Britain has some of the safest roads in the world, we want to encourage still more people to take up cycling.