London Cycling Set to Receive Cash Boost

George Osborne is expected to announce a £15million boost for cycling safety as part of a £110million development in to England’s capital London. 

Transport for London (TfL) will be handed the money to sort out some of London’s most dangerous cycling locations, where bicycle accidents are all too commonplace. 

George Osborne is expected to announce a £15million boost for cycling safety as part of a £110million development in to England’s capital London. 

Transport for London (TfL) will be handed the money to sort out some of London’s most dangerous cycling locations, where bicycle accidents are all too commonplace. 

The boost for cycling comes amid Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s insistance that cycling injuries and fatalities have fallen by 7% on routes that he is responsible for, and 6% on London’s roads overall since 2008. 

That is a lot of money to spend on making our roads safer,” he told the assembly last week. 

A large proportion of the money will also be used to boost broadband speeds across the capital, with 750,000 dwellers and 120,000 businessess expected to receive a speed upgrade. 

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/21/budget-2012-london-cycling-safety?newsfeed=true (The Guardian)