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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 7420, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to promote the use of cycle paths.

Answered on

11 September 2017

As with all local cycling infrastructure, local authorities are best placed to promote cycle paths in their area, which offer cyclists an alternative to cycling in the carriageway.

However, the decision to use a path will depend on the individual cyclist. While they can be attractive to some cyclists, particularly less confident cyclists, cycle paths may not always be convenient for experienced cyclists.