Why London is getting funding for cycling and your city is not

The Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy provides legislation for future infrastructure improvements, but targets are needed to ensure the right work is done

Wandsworth roundabout featuring segregated lanes for cycles and other traffic

We've all heard about London's big plans for the bike, where £913m is being spent over ten years to "de-Lycrafy cycling", as Boris Johnson once put it. If UK cities were playing a game of cycling one-upmanship, London would easily be the guy - or woman- with the most expensive bike.

However, while long-term planning needs long-term funding, the latter has, for decades, been something the rest of the UK's cities can only dream of - for those who want to cycle, at least.

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