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Safety focus within cycle funding good news, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the announcement today by the Mayor of London that the London boroughs are to be awarded £17 million of funding for cycling improvements.

FTA’s head of urban logistics, Christopher Snelling, said: “As cycling grows in popularity it becomes increasingly important that all road users are aware of how to behave safely around each other.

“Therefore we particularly welcome the inclusion of funding for training of both cyclists and HGV drivers as part of some of the packages announced today.

“FTA recommends to all its members operating in areas such as London that they include instruction about vulnerable road users in their driver training. 

“Similarly we encourage all cyclists in London to take up the training on offer so they can learn how best to stay safe around large vehicles such as HGVs.”

Snelling concluded: “Our roads have to perform many functions if we are to keep our city running.  This funding should have a part to play in helping us all share those roads safely.”

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