Cycling UK accuse Government of “airbrushing out any role for cycling” in post-covid plans – Cycle Industry News
Liberty Sheldon4 March, 2021
Cycling UK has accused the Chancellor of “airbrushing out any role for cycling in plans for a post-pandemic recovery” in an assessment of his claims that the Government is one “to invest in new infrastructure”.
Previously, Chancellor Rishi Sunak discussed his vision of a budget for the future which he said would impact on successive governments, particularly in cycling and walking investment.
The lack of cycling and walking in his address to Parliament was reinforced in the document outlining the detail of Budget 2021.
Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK Chief Executive said: “It’s right that the Chancellor sets out his plans for the future wellbeing and prosperity of the nation, but his and the Treasury’s complete disregard for cycling’s role in this future is a complete failure to make good on this Government’s plans to build back better.”