Monday, October 18, 2010

Two Boosts for Cycling

At last the Government are encouraging cycling - not, of course, by making conditions for cyclists any better, but by making the alternatives worse.

The Tube suffered huge delays as an overtime ban by maintenance staff as part of an ongoing job cuts dispute.

Meanwhile, the Government is set to remove for 2 years the mainline rail fare price cap which may lead to a 20% fare increase. The DfT is also expected to confirm on Wednesday that subsidies to the train companies, currently running at more than £800 million a year, will be cut by a third over the next four years.

1 comment:

  1. Problems on the tube may well lead to an increase in cycling (enabling TfL to claim everything is getting rosier, thanks to Cycle Superficial Highways and Boris Bikes).

    But huge price rises on the trains are likely to result in people choosing to use cars instead. That's my guess, anyway.