Cycling and Walking

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 12:00 am, 23rd February 2017

We will publish our strategy shortly, but let me correct the hon. Lady. We are spending approximately 2% of the Department’s total budget in this Parliament on cycling, which amounts to just under £1 billion out of a total budget of around £50 billion. We want to make cycling and walking the default choice for shorter journeys, and I recognise all the hon. Lady’s points about the very pleasant area that she represents.

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Chris Beazer
Posted on 24 Feb 2017 10:08 am (Report this annotation)

I notice that the £50 billion and £1 billion are over an unspecified period. I suspect that the Department for Transport are living in a parallel universe where time runs at a different rate to the rest of us, which is why the mythical Cycling and Walking strategy are forever being promised but never appear.