Andy Burnham plans £160m investment in Manchester’s cycling and walking infrastructure
So what was the Government response to the news?
A DfT spokesman said it was investing £23 billion in roads “to help cut congestion, shorten journey times and boost the economy”.
He added: “We recently launched plans which will see utility companies charged up to £2,500 a day to carry out works on Britain’s busiest local roads – incentivising firms to work on quieter roads or outside of rush hour – to cut delays due to roadworks.
“Additionally, we are consulting on a Major Road Network which will improve connections between towns and cities across the UK and deliver safer, faster and more reliable journeys for drivers.”