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Spring Statement transport fund must go to sustainable transport, not roads

13 March 2018

Responding to today’s Spring Statement, Andrew Allen from Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“We welcome the Chancellor’s confirmation that new transport funding will be available to all English cities, not just those with mayors. This funding is essential in cleaning up toxic air, rebalancing the economy and tackling social exclusion. Cities need to take advantage of this opportunity and invest in viable bus services, improve cycling and walking infrastructure and help deliver the Government's commitment to expanding the rail network.

“We also welcome the consultation on reducing tax for low emission vans. Vans are one of the largest growing transport modes, so encouraging firms to switch to low emission vehicles is imperative if we are to address our woeful air quality.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@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).