Triple the national cycling budget

GPS

The Ministry of Transport is calling for comment on its Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. Despite clear evidence that more people would walk and cycle if safe infrastructure was available, the plan proposes to spend under 1% of the budget on walking and cycling. Cyclists are mounting a campaign to triple the budget for cycling, from $15-30 million per year to $45-90 million per year for the next 3 years with progressive increases after that.

You can write a submission yourself (check the resources on the CAN website), and email it to GPS.2015@transport.govt.nz

Even easier, you can make an online submission at http://www.onyerbike.kiwi/ – the outline of the submission has been done for you, and you can add a local example of a project you’d like to be funded – Wellingtonians might want to mention fixing the Ngauranga-Petone gap!

Submissions are due by 11 August 2014.

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