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Millions invested to encourage cycling and help Wales meet net zero targets

Millions invested to encourage cycling and help Wales meet net zero targets

It’s hoped the investment will encourage people to travel in a way which is better for the planet. Millions of pounds will be invested to…

Friday, May 13

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It’s hoped the investment will encourage people to travel in a way which is better for the planet. Millions of pounds will be invested to encourage people to cycle whilst helping Wales meet its net zero targets, the Welsh Government has announced.

It’s hoped the £50 million investment will get people out of their cars and onto bikes in a bid for a greener planet.

The funding would help create more cycling routes and new facilities across Wales.

"We need to make the right thing to do, the easy thing to do."

Deputy climate change minister Lee Waters said: "This is a substantial investment and part of our commitment to making cycling easier so people cut the amount of journeys they take by car and travel in a way that is better for our planet."

The Minister admitted the struggle in getting people to travel in a more eco-friendly way. As part of the investment, all local authorities will receive a minimum of £500,000. "Getting people out of cars for short journeys and encouraging them to walk or cycle instead is a huge challenge for us, but one that has to be met if we are to reach our net zero carbon emission target by 2050.

"We need to make sure that we have the right infrastructure and routes in place so that people have the choice of cycling for their everyday journeys – we need to make the right thing to do, the easy thing to do", Mr Waters added.One organisation benefitting from the […]

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