To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the policy paper entitled Cycling and walking plan for England, published on 27 July 2020, whether he plans to spend the £2 billion of ringfenced funding for active travel in the period between 2020-21 to 2024-25; and with reference to the policy paper entitled The second cycling and walking investment strategy, published on 6 July 2022, whether he plans to spend the £1.298 billion of ringfenced funding for cycling and walking in the period between 2020-21 to 2024-25.
22 February 2023
The Government expects to invest over £850 million in active travel between 2020-21 and 2022-23 – a record amount of funding. This is in addition to other sources of funding such as the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements (CRSTS). CRSTS delivery plans were published in July 2022 for seven eligible city regions and include details of active travel elements.
The Autumn Statement of 17 November confirmed the Department for Transport’s overall funding levels for 2023-24 and 2024-25. The Department is currently considering the budget for active travel as part of its examination of all future spending plans following that Statement.