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A47 Wansford to Sutton
Received 13 October 2021
From Alice McNamara
“Where is the proper cycling infrastructure. A safe cycle path for everyone is needed to cross the A1 and A47. Any path that does not allow tricycles, hand bikes and tandems is disability discrimination. Our world is in climate crisis. Make sustainable transport feasible. Cycle paths create usable spaces for the whole community and bring in business as well as investing in health. Good cycling infrastructure does cost money, but it is incorrect to say it is a large amount in the scope of overall transport spending, or that it is a poor return on investment. Cycling infrastructure has been shown to pay back to society more than it costs – a 2014 UK government report cited returns of between 2:1 and 35:1. Other countries demonstrate returns of 10 times or higher, and London's transport authority reports ratios of 20:1 for cycling investment. Whilst many of the UK figures are for ‘general’ investment in cycling (i.e. including training, etc.) the higher cost of cycling infrastructure is still justified because of the additional numbers drawn to cycling by the provision of safe places to cycle.”