Laura Sharman 08 May 2017

Green Party pledges £2bn boost for ‘walking and cycling revolution’

Green Party pledges £2bn boost for ‘walking and cycling revolution’ image

The Green Party has pledged to create a ‘walking and cycling revolution’ if elected in the upcoming General Election.

The party has pledged to invest £2bn in renovating and creating safe cycling and walking routes, and redesigning ‘dangerous’ junctions and roundabouts.

It said the funding would come from the government’s cancellation of the £1.2bn new roads programme and environmental taxes.

Amelia Womack, Green Party deputy leader, said: ‘While the Government dithers around with half measures and evasion, the Green Party is promising to invest in the solutions we know will clean up our air.

‘We want a walking and cycling revolution to replace the diesel fuelled congestion that’s choking Britain.’

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