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Businesses, councils and schools across the country have this week urged employees to cycle to work as part of Bike Week, which this year has focused on promoting bike-to-work schemes.

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It’s been a busy week for transport. The continued proposal of the HS2, a new suggestion of a yacht for the Queen and the ridiculous preposition of an airport in the Thames Estuary demonstrate just how significant transport has become to the generation of today, but is it important enough for the public to collude in the use of public money to fund it?

You can’t tell me that the financial world isn’t deteriorating and hasn’t been for a while; in fact, this was one of the first points raised by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition upon their formation in May 2010.