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Cycling receives multi-million pound investment across the nation

March 2, 2015 2:09 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced £115m in funding for cycling projects across the UK.

The money will be split between eight major cities, with each using the money to improve the safety and accessibility of their cycle routes.


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In government, the Liberal Democrats have worked to boost cycling infrastructure. Following Nick's announcement last year of £100m for improving cyclist and pedestrian access along key roads in Britain, the government's total investment in cycling was brought up to £588m.

Nick said:

"We are in the midst of a cycling revolution in the UK but we need to make sure we're in the right gear to see it through. That's why I'm so pleased to announce this investment for these major cities to make it easier for people to get around on two wheels.

"With the legacy of the 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France in Yorkshire last year still fresh in our minds, this money can help Britain become a cycling nation to rival the likes of Denmark and the Netherlands.

"Research shows us that boosting cycling could save billions of pounds otherwise spent on the NHS, reduce pollution and congestion, and create a happier and safer population."