This one is very very simple but you do need to get your comments in as soon as you can as it closes midnight today [Thursday].
Response is by email : Walking.Cycling@dft.gsi.gov.uk
This is all about money. The government spends £462 per head per year on transport. The government has stated that they have an ‘aspiration’ to spend £10 per head of this money on cycling.
The DfT recently released a report where it was shown nationally that each £1 invested in cycling infrastructure returned £5.50 and in places with established cycling (Cambridge and Oxford) a return of up to £35.
This return beats ANY other form of transport investment hands down. In fact the DfT is legally required to pursue the best return on investment possible.
Please please please EMAIL Walking.Cycling@dft.gsi.gov.uk and tell them you want a yearly £10 indexed linked investment in cycling.
For further information you can see the consultation here:
CTC and British Cycling have also been highly critical of the lack of commitment from the Government.