The Times Online has published an article accusing cyclists of manipulating the Peoples £50 Million voting, encouraging people to exploit loopholes in the system to “vote early and often”:
Personally I expect that the Sustrans project won for the reasons we hoped it would – it’s the only nationwide project. The “loophole” in the system was available to all voters not just connect2 voters and while its exploitation may be unethical, I doubt that lack-of-scruple is concentrated on supporters of any particular project.
I myself saw people encouraging votes for the connect2 project on mailing lists, blogs, facebook groups and the like. I saw only one blog advocating any other project. I think this spells out clearly that there was much more widespread interest in connect2 than the other projects.