Removal of bike lanes hits the young the hardest, says Cycling UK | road.cc
Charity urges councils to back safe cycling infrastructure to provide cheap transport option
Young people are being hit hardest by the removal of pop-up cycle lanes, says Cycling UK. Highlighting that people aged under 25 are likely to be particularly affected by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the national cycling charity is calling on local councils to support safe cycle routes.
According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Cycling UK, 71% of 18-24 year olds – and 77% of students – say that the UK should make it easier for people to cycle by building more segregated cycle lanes, compared to 55 per cent of those aged 55-plus.