To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of 23 February 2017 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, on funding for the Government's forthcoming Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, how much of the £1 billion funding will be provided to (a) each region, (b) the Cycling and Walking Strategy, (c) the Cycling City Ambition Grant scheme, (d) Bikeability cycle training and (e) Highways England.
1 March 2017
Estimated Government investment in walking and cycling until 2019-20 is over £1billion. This includes funding for Cycling Ambition Cities, Bikeability cycle training, Highways England, schemes already committed in the Local Growth Fund and a portion of the Integrated Transport Block based on previous trends. It does not include the funding to be allocated through the latest round of the Local Growth Fund.
The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, due to be published soon, sets out the Government’s investment of £1.1bn in cycling and walking from 2016/17 to 2020/21. Decisions on the allocation of government funding will be made by the relevant local bodies, in line with the Government's devolution and localism agenda.