Money being sloshed about throughout the land, but already the naysayers are pointing out that it's just re-announcing old stuff. As cyclists, we are familiar with that. The following was tucked away at the bottom of the BBC item in my link:
There was also £100m available to improve cycling provision at 200 key locations across the network, as well as a commitment to cycle-proof any new schemes being developed.
More turbo roundabouts on the drawing board, even if they install something else using the dosh?
Cycle-proofing has been mentioned on here before, but not often. NB It's not blathering your commuting hack with Waxoyl in preparation for winter.
This is from the CTC website:-
http://www.ctc.org.uk/blog/chris-peck/c ... n-practice
In short, it sounds like a watered-down version of the audit bit of Cycle Audit and Review. As I've already implied, "proofing" is confusing word here. No doubt some govt., spin merchant would explain that it means something like "testing the standard" as with firearms and "proof" spirit. OTOH, to your typical driver, "cycle-proofing" a junction would probably be assumed to mean "getting cyclists out of the way." I suppose it might be a cunning plan to smuggle in better cycling infrastructure. But there again, perhaps not. IME, the people who make the decisions will be no better informed than that typical driver.