Cycling Saves UK Economy Millions Report Shows

The dramatic rise in cycling is believed to have saves the economy tens of millions of pounds and drastically decreased the amount of carbon emissions new reports have suggested.

It is estimated that cyclists made 40 million more journeys on the national cycling network compared to previous years a study by Sustrans revealed.

The dramatic rise in cycling is believed to have saves the economy tens of millions of pounds and drastically decreased the amount of carbon emissions new reports have suggested.

It is estimated that cyclists made 40 million more journeys on the national cycling network compared to previous years a study by Sustrans revealed.

The report call ‘Cycling Revolution’ calculated that the cycling network has saved the health industry as much as £442million a year.

The report showed that if vehicles had made the journeys instead of bikes, there would have been an additional 760,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide released in to the atmosphere, costing the economy £40million.

“We think this research provides evidence advocating what you have been calling for,” said a spokesperson from Sustrains.

The transport charity is now urging the UK government to invest more heavily in the cycling infrastructure to help combat national health and help alleviate the impact of soaring petrol prices.

“People across the country are crying out for routes where they can get off the roads and make safe, healthy, cheap and green journeys. It’s time the Government had the foresight to properly fund cycling and walking, ” said Sustrains chairman Malcolm Shepherd.

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