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Safety focus for £17million London cycle funding ‘good news’

By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 15:00

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FUNDING: £17million released for London

The focus on safety within the £17million of funding pledged for London’s cycle network has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

London boroughs are to use the kitty to improve cycling provision within the capital, and the FTA claim Boris Johnson’s support of training is a superb move.

Christopher Snelling, Head of Urban Logistics at the FTA, said: “As cycling grows in popularity it becomes increasingly important that all road users are aware of how to behave safely around each other.

“Therefore we particularly welcome the inclusion of funding for training of both cyclists and HGV drivers as part of some of the packages announced today.

“FTA recommends to all its members operating in areas such as London that they include instruction about vulnerable road users in their driver training.

“Similarly we encourage all cyclists in London to take up the training on offer so they can learn how best to stay safe around large vehicles such as HGVs.

“Our roads have to perform many functions if we are to keep our city running.

“This funding should have a part to play in helping us all share those roads safely.”

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