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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 25818, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to encourage the installation of more cycle paths across the UK.

Answered on

9 July 2021

The Department is investing an unprecedented £2 billion in active travel schemes over the course of this Parliament. This is the biggest ever boost for cycling and walking. The funding will be spent on a wide range of measures in England, as set out in the Prime Minister’s July 2020 Gear Change plan. The provision of high-quality infrastructure is vital to getting people cycling and walking. As part of the plan the Department is also investing in the National Cycle Network, which currently consists of 12,763 miles of cycling and walking routes across the UK.

The final details of the £2 billion funding package are still to be determined and will be confirmed in due course. The funding applies to England only, but any funding on top of the Department for Transport’s current budgets will have Barnett Consequentials applied in the usual way.