£17.3m additional funding welcomed for local london cycling

23 January 2014

Sustrans press statement

For immediate release

Today the Mayor and Transport for London announced an additional £17.3 million to the City and 32 boroughs to deliver key cycling improvements in their local areas.

Sustrans' London Director, German Dector-Vega, commented:

“I’m delighted to see further funding to the boroughs to improve cycling at the most local level.’

“Borough support for cycling is arguably the most important as it gives local communities specially children and young adults the training, safety awareness and local facilities needed to gain confidence enough to access other routes like the Cycle Superhighways and forthcoming Quietways.'

"Boroughs working with Communities are also best placed to deal with some of the more difficult problems in innovative new ways ’

“We want all Londoners to have the choice to cycle wherever they want for whatever purpose and as often as they like. This vision starts at the local level so we need everyone to come together to make it a reality soon”

ENDS

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Notes to editors

Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today. www.sustrans.org.uk