Legal challenge launched against UK government after active travel cuts

Campaign group claims cuts go against 'legally binding' net zero pledges

Female cyclists on the road
(Image credit: Getty)

A campaign group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, following plans to slash active travel funding. 

The transport secretary Mark Harper revealed in March that there would be a 50% reduction in money allocated to cycling and walking in England. At the time, the announcement caused uproar, with British Cycling, Cycling UK and Sustrans joining together in criticising the government’s decision

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.