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Increase cycling budget to £25 per person

Submitted on Sunday 18th December 2011

Published on Monday 19th December 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 19th December 2012

Signatures: 232

Tagged with

Education ~ Individuals ~ Money ~ UK

Petition Action

Increase cycling budget to £25 per person

Additional Information

We, the undersigned, believe that the UK government currently spends too little on improving cycle safety.

Evidence shows that spending money on permanent infrastructure improvements and lifelong training and education for all road users is a more effective, preventative road safety policy than relying on individuals buying helmets (which only last a few years and do not prevent accidents in the first place).

We call on the Government to raise a dedicated cycle budget of £25 per person per year (effectively match-funding the cost of a standard bicycle helmet). This would bring the UK in line with other European countries such as the Netherlands who have achieved:

increased road safety for all users;

smoother traffic flow;

improved public health;

better air quality;

a reduction in carbon emissions.

Thank you.

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