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Question 7 - we asked:

National Cycle City Ambition funding has been focused on only a few areas nationwide. Do you think that it is better to focus funding on a few places as examples of what can be achieved, or do you think funding should be spread more evenly across the country?

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3 of the 5 candidates (60%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Heidi Suzanne ALLEN
(Conservative Party)

Certainly focusing spend on areas such as Cambs has allowed us to be a trail blazing example for others to follow. Given limited funds however, I'd rather see it spread more evenly so that all areas can benefit from the economic and health benefits. Prosperity and good practice needs to be shared.

Daniel GREEF
(Labour Party)

I worry that spending across the whole country would dilute the impact of this initiative. Much better to build up some places where commuting can safely become cycling and then to roll out programmes in other localities. Cambridge and its surrounding villages would be a perfect example of this.

Sebastian Gerald Molesworth KINDERSLEY
(Liberal Democrat)

I'd like to see both, actually. If Cambridge and South Cambs could be used as a demonstration area that would be great - showing other parts of the UK what can be achieved and showing the benefits that flow from increased cycling. Obviously if I had to choose I'd want this area to get the cash!

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