Cambridge’s Provisional Local Transport Plan 2006-2011 reveals that 77 percent of the transport budget to be spent on motorists; 22 percent on public transport and just 0.6 percent on walking and cycling, including ‘safe routes to school’ measures for children.
"How can 0.6 percent be the right amount to spend on what must be 30 percent of the total traffic in this region?" asks cycle advocoate David Hembrow.
"I can’t even begin to understand the process by which this staggeringly low figure was arrived at. And yet this figure is actually quite good. We get more spent on cyclists here than is average around the country.
"This is a national disgrace."