Govt pledges another £15m to safe cycling scheme

The extension of a new government initiative may help cut the number of compensation claims being launched following cycling accidents across the country.

Transport ministers Norman Baker and Mike Penning have today (June 26th) revealed the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance will pump an extra £15 million into its London-based scheme to tackle dangerous junctions for cyclists.

Earlier this year, the administration announced it had invested £15 million in order to improve road safety for cyclists by combating accident blackspots in the capital.

According to the government, several areas of the city are already reaping the rewards of this initiative, with many more boroughs set to benefit from the funding in the near future.

As such, it has now decided to make another £15 million available for local authorities elsewhere in the UK to improve road safety for cyclists.

Mr Baker commented: "This investment ... will make our roads a safer place for everyone using them."

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26/06/2012 15:37