CycleDigest August 2013
From the Editor
Welcome to the August issue of CTC's CycleDigest.
Congratulations are due to the eight cities and four national parks who've been awarded significant central government funding for cycling.
Although the amount each city has to spend on each of its citizens varies, between them it amounts to around £10 per person per year and, happily, this is the sum recommended by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's (APPCG) 'Get Britain Cycling' report, published in April.
This is good news for the cities, of course, but the new cycle funding only covers one tenth of Britain's population for two years, so an enduring commitment to spend £10 per person annually wherever they live would be far better - and just think what could be done with double! £20 per person per year is, after all, the APPCG's long-term ambition.
One way of helping reach that goal is to urge your MP to attend the 'Get Britain Cycling' debate on Parliament's first day back on 2 September. It's really easy to send them a letter!
Let’s pack the House full of MPs eager to speak up for cycling at the major debate on 2 September!
It's easy to get in touch with your MP via our website - we've produced a template letter, which you can amend if you like, and it’ll only take a few minutes to send off.
Join the 8,500 people who’ve already put their names to CTC’s Road Justice petition calling on all police forces in England and Wales to implement the recommendations on our first Road Justice report on the role of the police.
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