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Cyclists in a number of cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas. The funding has been announced as part of the Department for Transport’s cycle safety review, which aims to ensure that roads are as safe as possible for all who use them.

Eight cities, which the government has already been helping to lead the way in promoting cycling, will be given the chance to bid for an additional £6.5 million of funding to trial new schemes which improve safety. This will support the government’s aim of encouraging more people to cycle as part of everyday journeys. The remaining £0.5 million will be set aside to support Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.

The eight cycle city ambition cities are Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Manchester, Newcastle and Oxford.

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