BORIS Johnson has been blasted for giving extra cash to construct cycle paths.
The PM has handed councils £175million to construct the brand new lanes to again “the general public’s sturdy urge for food for greener and extra lively journey.”
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The PM has handed councils £175million to construct the brand new lanes to again ‘the general public’s sturdy urge for food for greener and extra lively journey’Credit score: AFP or licensors
The PM mentioned: ‘We need to do all the things we are able to to make it straightforward for individuals to incorporate some exercise of their each day routines Credit score: AFP or licensors
They may even fund ‘Faculty Streets’ – the place roads are shut throughout the faculty run, Low Visitors Neighbourhoods the place residential side streets are closed to cease rat-running, in addition to pavement upgrades.
However the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has set out robust new situations, in a bid to try to cease the chaos attributable to short-term cycle lanes put up earlier within the pandemic.
The PM mentioned: “We need to do all the things we are able to to make it straightforward for individuals to incorporate some exercise of their each day routines – whether or not that’s biking to work or strolling safely to high school.
“We are able to see the general public’s sturdy urge for food for greener and extra lively journey, and this funding will assist guarantee the fitting infrastructure is in place to construct actually lively neighbourhoods.”
‘MONEY WASTED ON AN ANTI-CAR CAMPAIGN’
Mr Shapps added: “It has been nice to see so many individuals construct biking and strolling into their each day journey habits.”
However campaigners fumed that the money was but more cash wasted on an anti-car marketing campaign, saying they’re “sick to loss of life of undemocratic choices hidden behind advantage signalling Covid reasoning.”
Motoring teams fumed that the money was but more cash wasted on an anti-car marketing campaignCredit score: Alamy Reside Information
Howard Cox from FairFuelUK mentioned: “What’s the goal of spending hundreds of thousands of tax payers cash when the economic system is broke? That is wasted cash by a gullible Minister.
“Consultations will solely work when all stakeholders are included, not simply cyclists and the inexperienced politicos.
“Businesses are suffering while cyclists are pandered to. Much more astounding, when 99% of the inhabitants won’t ever ever get on a motorbike.”
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