News clippings – Councils hit back at cycling critics

Chronicle (17 May 2013) Councils hit back at cycling critics (No link – so article has been replicated below) COUNCIL chiefs have it back at claims that they are not doing enough to support two-wheeled travel on Tyneside. Chairman [sic.] of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign, Katja Leyendeker, claimed that while the city is “making the right noises” about encouraing more pople to convert to pedal power, so far there had been lttle to show for it. She also accused Gateshead Council of being “way behind in taking cycling seriously as a mode of transport” and as a result would “miss[…]

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News clippings – Car tax

Chronicle (12 November 2012) Letter re: cyclists and taxation Roads are paid for by local and national taxation so all UK taxpayers pay for roads. VED, or car tax if you like, goes into the national coffers and is not ring-fenced for spending on roads. Some motorists believe cyclists have fewer right to be on UK roads because they do not pay road tax. This is a mistaken belief. Motorists and cyclists have equal rights to use roads. Should your readers wish to find out more about who and what pays for roads, or the history of the Road Fund,[…]

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