Drivers should welcome cycle lanes, says AA president | road.cc
Edmund King insists dedicated infrastructure for bike riders helps ease motor traffic congestion, and urges government to protect funding
The president of the UK’s biggest motoring organisation, the AA, says that drivers should welcome cycle lanes because by encouraging people to get out of their cars and onto bikes for everyday journeys, they help improve motor traffic flow and reduce congestion.
Edmund King has also called on the government to protect active travel funding from falling victim to widely expected spending cuts in the Budget, which is due at the end of this month, reports the Daily Telegraph.
“Even though we’re a motoring organisation, that doesn’t mean you need to use your motor all the time,” explained King.
“Journeys under a mile and a half are in many ways the most expensive way to use a car,” he said, “because your car’s not warmed up, you’re only going a short distance, and you’ve got to pay to park.”