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Cycling and Walking: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 153772, tabled on 14 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) cycling and (b) walking infrastructure projects in each of the last 20 years.

Answered on

19 June 2018

The Department does not hold a detailed breakdown of funding allocated for cycling and walking infrastructure projects in each of the last 20 years.

In total £1.2 billion has been identified which may be invested in walking and cycling in England over the current five-year Spending Review period (2016/17 - 2020/21). The money comes from a range of ring-fenced and non-ring-fenced funding streams across a number of Government departments, as set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, which was published in April 2017 and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy

The Government has made further support available for cycling and walking infrastructure in England through various funds, including the National Productivity Investment Fund, Housing Infrastructure Fund, Transforming Cities Fund and Clean Air Fund. Decisions on bidding for funding/the allocation of awarded funding for dedicated cycle networks are for local authorities to make alongside their other local priorities.

In the previous five-year period (2011/12 – 2015/16), the Government allocated over £900m for Cycling and Walking projects.

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