Cycling is good for the economy, says Lewes MP

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Lewes MP Norman Baker this week spoke to the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow on the merits of cycling.

He cited Cambridge, where the population has risen by around 10 per cent in recent years while the traffic levels have stayed steady – because of pro-cycling initiatives.

“Cycling is not just good for the health and good for the environment but good for the economy too,” he said.

“There is a hard-nosed financial case for improving cycle facilities which is why I have been able to secure record amounts of investment in cycling for the economy. In fact, the UK is currently spending more nationally per head on cycling than Denmark or the Netherlands.”