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Cycling and Walking: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 208885, tabled on 15 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205816 on walking, if he will provide a breakdown of the funding that is projected to be spent by his Department on (a) cycling and (b) walking in each year on each budget line from the start of this Parliament to 2021.

Answered on

21 January 2019

The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS), published in April 2017, identified £1.2 billion of funding available for cycling and walking projects over the period 2016-21. Since then, additional funding streams have been made available, including the Transforming Cities Fund, Clean Air Fund, Future High Streets Fund and Housing Infrastructure Fund. As a result, almost £2bn of funding is now projected to be invested in cycling and walking projects between 2016/17 to 2020/21 from a range of funding programmes across Government.

The Government response to the CWIS Safety Review, published in November 2018, gave further details, including a year by year breakdown of the funding projected for cycling and walking over the period to 2021. The Department is unable to provide a detailed breakdown of funding between cycling and walking projects because in some cases funding allocations are still to be confirmed by the relevant Government Department or local body, and in practice many projects support both cycling and walking. Further investment decisions will also be shaped by the forthcoming Spending Review.