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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cycle England Report on investment in cycling

An article from the BBC yesterday on a report by Cycle England suggests that a £70M investment in cycling would bring a reduction of car journeys of 27-54 million per year.
You can read the peice at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6998086.stm
In it's slant on the Cycle England report, The Guardian picks out the resulting reduction in emmissions (35000 tonnes annually) and details the cost savings of swapping a 2.5 mile car journey for a bike trip (annually £137.28 in congestion reduction plus £28.30 in NHS Costs). The Guardian article is at http://politics.guardian.co.uk/publicservices/story/0,,2170849,00.html
How much greater the savings when more of us cycle at work as well as to work

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