Monday 10 February
Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement of £5 billion for buses and cycling, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"This is a significant step change from the Government and welcome news for communities up and down the country who have borne the brunt of poor or non-existent local public transport in recent years. Appropriately allocated, this funding should help to improve air quality and drive down carbon emissions by supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles; reduce fares and speed up journey times; and restore lost services and routes that have left many communities disconnected.
"Taking forward dozens of new 'Mini-Holland' schemes and further investment in cycling will transform the road space and should lead to lower pollution, bringing health benefits to our towns and cities.”
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Notes to Editors
- Campaign for Better Transport awaits further details of how this funding will be allocated and the details of the forthcoming National Bus Strategy.
- Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).