Psamathe wrote:Details have been vague (and conflicting) but now a government press reslease apparently quoteshttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/1bn-pledged-for-cycling-and-walking-routes-across-england-boris-johnson wrote:Details were vague, but a government press release promised “over 250 miles of new, high-quality separated cycle routes and safe junctions”, as well as pilots of low-traffic neighbourhoods – the so-called mini-Hollands – which prioritise people over cars.
So, with 48 counties that gives us 5.2 miles of cycle path per county. So were are those 5.2 miles most needed in your county and will 5.2 miles of cycle path really make much difference ?
And it's over 5 years, remember, so it's basically 1 mile per county per year.
Another way of looking at it is that this is roughly £1.20 per person per year. The "Get Britain Cycling" parliamentary group report called for £10/person/year, rising to £20 - the Cycle City Ambition Grants temporarily raised spending in some cities to £10/person/year, which is why we actually saw new stuff built in places like Norwich, Cambridge, Leeds and Bradford, but I feel that even building twice as fast (or twice as good in the case of Leeds and Bradford IMO!) would only just start to cause change.
"Get Britain Cycling" called the default national level back then of £2/p/yr "far too low" and now Boris is announcing even less and expecting it to be welcomed!