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Cycling and Walking

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 172599, tabled on 10 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve infrastructure for cycling and walking.

Answered on

18 September 2018

The Government’s statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, set out £1.2 billion of funding available to be invested in measures to increase cycling and walking, including improving infrastructure in England, over the period to 2021.

Since the publication of the Strategy, the Department has identified additional infrastructure funding for cycling and walking schemes, including around £77 million of support for schemes via the National Productivity Investment Fund and over £7 million to support cycle safety improvements.

The Government has also announced a new £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund which will support a number of cities seeking improve local connectivity, including by boosting cycling and walking. The Department also has a major programme of technical support under way to help 44 local authorities in England develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans in order to identify future cycling and walking infrastructure schemes.