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Sustrans calls on government to reverse active travel funding cuts

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Sustrans, the charity that aims to make it easier for everyone to walk, wheel and cycle whether to get to work, to go shopping, to get about their neighbourhood or to just have fun, is calling on cyclists to support its call for the government to reverse active travel funding cuts.

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It says that despite the benefits of active travel, hundreds of millions are being cut from England’s active travel budget. These cuts will see fewer schemes to make roads safe, less accessible pavements and crossings, and fewer new cycle routes. It will make it harder to create places where it is easier for millions more people to walk, wheel and cycle in future. And this will impact those who would have benefited most, limiting the choice to travel healthily, cheaply, and emissions-free.

The charity is calling on those in the cycle industry to help show the government that these cuts will cause a severe negative impact. It has identified three easy actions you can take to support them in their demand for the government to reverse these cuts.

1. Add your name to their letter to Transport Secretary, Mark Harper
Sustrans is writing an open letter to the Transport Secretary outlining how detrimental these cuts are to communities and to the environment and is questioning the government’s commitment to Net Zero targets.

You can add your name to their letter here: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/join-us-in-our-call-on-the-government-to-reverse-active-travel-funding-cuts/add-your-name-to-our-letter-to-transport-secretary-mark-harper/

2. You can write a letter to your local MP.
Use Sustrans’ simple, five-step guide to get your MP's attention and ask them to stand up for liveable cities and towns. It could make a big difference to your area.

Sustrans has produced a guide for you to show your MP that their constituents care about improving their area. You can access the guide here:
https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/join-us-in-our-call-on-the-government-to-reverse-active-travel-funding-cuts/ask-your-mp-to-stand-up-for-your-neighbourhood/

3. Share the Sustrans campaign on social media.
Show your support and help get more people to join the call to reverse active travel funding cuts by sharing this page: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/join-us-in-our-call-on-the-government-to-reverse-active-travel-funding-cuts/

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