Gov spending review to bump this year’s cycling budget up 30% – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton30 July, 2021
Though there has been no indication of a rise in the top line £2 billion commitment across the Government term, the moving forwards of the investment will be welcomed as much of the cash is allocated to schemes that will make cycling safer through infrastructure developments, as well as proposed changes to the Highway Code to better shield vulnerable road user.
(Edit: For the avoidance of doubt CI.N checked with the DfT, confirming that the cash is not an increase in funding, rather a moving forwards of spend.)
The new Government body, Active Travel England, will be responsible for delivery of the cycling budget and will soon begin work following a lengthy recruitment phase.