News in numbers

This article was published in 2019, in Magazine 143.

£21m is the amount allocated to improve the 16,000 mile National Cycle Network, announced by the DfT in March, somewhat less than the £2.8 billion over 22 years that Sustrans recommend is needed to deliver high-quality routes across the country.

£8,825.93 is the average amount UK highway authorities paid out to cyclists in pothole compensation claims, over 25 times as much as the average amount paid to drivers affected by bad road surfaces.*
*Source: Cycling UK