It's not surprising that the gov't is trying to spend less than the pittance they spend on healthy travel - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jun/05/ministers-face-legal-ch...
Even though the gov't own figures ( https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa... ) show that "active travel investments have a “very high” expected benefit-to-cost ratio of £5.62 per £1 spent." ( https://www.theguardian.com/news/2023/mar/20/cuts-cycling-walking-budget... )
There is a fund-raiser to pay for legal action to prevent these cuts, it looks like it could do with a bit of help with pledges : https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-the-cuts-to-walking-and-cycling/
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