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Biking boroughs short changed
12:40pm Tuesday 8th March 2011 in Readers' Letters
The Mayor of London’s pledge of £4m for biking boroughs is welcome, but when you spread it over three years and 13 boroughs it averages out as little more than £102,000 per year, per borough.
This sounds a lot, but it's hardly enough to buy a few good quality parking stands. The Mayor has recognised that he can’t have a hands off approach to cycling in the boroughs; he needs local authorities to build cycle routes, provide training, increase cycle parking and generally persuade people out of their cars. But with annual cuts to local transport budgets of £21.2 million a year a lot more funding is going to be needed in order to realise the Mayor’s bid for a cycling revolution.
Jenny Jones AM Green Party Group London Assembly City Hall The Queen's Walk London SE1 2AA