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Campaign for Better Transport responds to Labour party announcement on local transport

21 April 2015

Campaign for Better Transport responds to Labour party announcement on local transport

Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"We welcome attention being given to local transport which provides great value for money and is what matters to people, yet is always neglected by national politicians. However, the £300 million Pothole Fund and the money for cycling and walking can only be seen as down payments. There is a £12 billion backlog needed to fix our potholes crisis, and we need a step change in funding to £10 per head, rising to £20 as use increases, to get more people cycling more often."

ENDS

For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer at Campaign for Better Transport, on 020 7566 6483/07984 773 468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).

2. According to the annual ALARM survey, published by the Asphalt Industry Association.

3. The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, in their 'Get Britain Cycling' report, called for spending of at least £10 per person, rising to £20 as cycle use increases, in order to boost cycle use to 15% of trips by 2025 and to 25% of trips by 2050.