Government Allocate Further £15m Towards Cycling Safety

The UK Government have today confirmed that an additional £15m will be spent on improving dangerous junctions for cyclists.

The investment is in addition to £15m that was awarded to Transport for London in March to tackle accident blackspots where cyclists have been seriously injured or killed.

The UK Government have today confirmed that an additional £15m will be spent on improving dangerous junctions for cyclists.

The investment is in addition to £15m that was awarded to Transport for London in March to tackle accident blackspots where cyclists have been seriously injured or killed.

For local authorities to have the chance of getting hold of the money they must submit their bids to the Department for Transport.

On top of this the Government will also be looking for local authorities themselves to contribute further money in order to maximise the impact of the investment.

“I am delighted to be able to provide today a further £15m to improve cycle safety, by enabling local authorities to tackle proven dangerous junctions. This investment – alongside a number of other initiatives we have progressed – will make our roads a safer place for everyone using them,” said Transport Minister Norman Baker.

“Cycling is a fantastic way of getting fit, reducing congestion and improving the environment, and cyclist safety matters hugely.”

Decisions on how the money will be allocated are likely to be announced in the Autumn.

For more information visit the Government’s press release here.

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