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Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (4 Feb 2003)

Mr David Jamieson: The Government are committed to seeing an increase in cycling. The National Cycling Strategy Board for England, chaired by Steve Norris, has been established to advise on how to increase cycling. It combines unrivalled expertise on transport engineering, marketing, local government and research. The Board has established an English Regions Cycling Development Team responsible for promoting...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (20 Feb 2012)

Norman Baker: The Department has commissioned the following research on the benefits of cycling to the cyclist and wider community in the last three years: Analysis and synthesis of evidence on the effects of investment in six Cycling Demonstration Towns (Slowman et al, November 2009): http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/analysis-and-synthesis -of-evidence-on-the-effects-of-investment-in-six-cycling-dem...

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: National Cycling Strategy (10 Mar 2005)

Charlotte Atkins: The Government are committed to encouraging more cycling in England, given the benefits in terms of transport, public health and the environment. Today the Department for Transport is publishing a review of the 1996 National Cycling Strategy, copies of which have been placed in the Library. The key findings of the review are that: whilst investment in cycling has increased substantially in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling: Expenditure (16 Dec 2015)

Robert Goodwill: In the last three years, the Department for Transport (DfT)’s budgets for cycling programmes were: DfT budgets: (million) 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 Cycle-Rail £7.0 £7.5 Bikeability £11.7 £11.7 £11.7 Junction safety £30.0 £5.0 Linking Communities £8.0 £7.5 Cycling Ambition - Cities/National Parks £46.6...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Yorkshire (Tour de France) (18 Dec 2012)

Clive Efford: ...year for British sport—I could spend the next half hour listing the successes in British sport in this golden year of 2012—with the Olympics and Paralympics, but outstanding success for cycling. Over the past decade, cycling has shown the way for other sports, as regards not only how to succeed at the élite end, thereby inspiring participation at all levels, but how to...

Cycling (9 May 2006)

Derek Twigg: ...the Member for Staffordshire, Moorlands did a lot of work when she was a Minister in the Department and I should like to recognise that. I also recognise the tremendous work that the all-party cycling group does to promote cycling and address the issues that relate to it. Many people have an interest in cycling, whether they cycle or not—although I suspect that we have all been...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (18 Dec 2007)

Rosie Winterton: The Government remain firmly committed to increasing cycling as it is a healthy, environmentally friendly transport mode. We have taken many initiatives to encourage increases in cycling including some specific measures to increase cycling to work since 1997. These include encouraging local authorities who are responsible for the roads on which most cycling takes place to develop local...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling (15 Oct 2015)

Robert Goodwill: In the five years 2011/12 to 2015/16, the Department has increased its spend on cycling in England from £1 per head to £3 per head. Local authorities also spend significant amounts on cycling and over the same period, total spend on cycling in England has increased from £2 per head to £6 per head. Spend is over £10 per head in the eight Cycle Ambition Cities and...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (25 Feb 2013)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will consider issuing the summary of outcomes of the cycling demonstration towns and cycling cities and towns programmes as a written statement to the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group as part of its Get Britain Cycling inquiry; (2) when he plans to publish the summary of the outcomes of the cycling demonstration towns and cycling...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (12 Jun 2014)

Robert Goodwill: During the five financial years 2005-06 to 2009-10, the Department for Transport (DFT) provided funding for cycling through Cycling England, an arm’s length organisation set up in 2005; in that period, Cycling England received £105 million from the DFT. During the five financial years 2010-11 to 2014-15, the DFT allocated a final £63 million to Cycling England, and has...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (16 Nov 2010)

Norman Baker: In 2005 the Department for Transport funded six cycling towns and in 2008 this funding was extended to include a further 11 cycling towns and one city until March 2011. Their remit was to increase significantly their cycling levels. Preliminary evaluation of the first six cycling demonstration towns (CDTs) provided evidence of early changes in the levels of cycling and physical activity in...

Health: Obesity — Question (18 Jun 2009)

Baroness Thornton: My Lords, a great deal of activity is going on around cycling. I pay tribute to my noble friend for being, as it were, the life Lord for cycling in your Lordships' House and encouraging cycling in general and for parliamentarians as well. We are already implementing as part of our obesity strategy a number of initiatives to encourage NHS staff, for example, to recognise the benefits of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport: Cycling (9 Apr 2014)

Baroness Kramer: Cycling is normal and fun and we are committed to making it a safer travel choice so more people can appreciate the benefits of physical activity. Cycling can help tackle congestion, reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality. In August last year the Prime Minister set out his ambition for increasing cycling. This included £94 million for Cycling Ambition Grants which covered eight...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (18 Jul 2006)

Derek Twigg: Funding for cycling outside London is primarily provided through the local transport plan system which funds local highway authorities. We do not have a breakdown between cities and other areas. Expenditure on cycling outside London for the past five years is set out in the following table: LTP spend on cycling schemes as reported by local highway authorities Spend on cycling...

Written Answers — International Development: Cycling (25 Feb 2013)

Alan Duncan: DFID has three cyclists who champion an office-wide cycling group of over 80 members who disseminate information on cycling issues such as events, tips, cycling routes. The cycling group have recently worked closely with the Facilities Management team on the accommodation move to a new office at Whitehall. We have ensured that the new cycling facilities meet all the cyclists' needs and help...

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling (5 Jul 2005)

Derek Twigg: The Walking and Cycling Action Plan published in June 2004 detailed more than over 40 initiatives from across Government to encourage walking and cycling through provision of improved facilities, training and promotion. The main DfT initiatives on cycling include: 1. £10 million investment in a Links to Schools" programme of new routes from schools and residential areas to the National...

Written Answers — Transport: Bicycles (7 Dec 2009)

Sadiq Khan: The Department for Transport is providing considerable support for projects to increase cycling, through Cycling England. Cycling England was established by the Department to get more people cycling, more safely, more often. We have increased their budget to £140 million over three years (running from 2008-09 to 2010-11). Current cycling projects include the Cycling Demonstration Towns...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Cycling (25 Jul 2006)

David Cairns: The Department for Regional Development's Roads Service promotes cycling in Northern Ireland from two perspectives. Firstly, it continues to invest some £800,000 per annum on the cycling infrastructure to improve facilities for cyclists and to make cycling as safe as is possible. This includes the creation of further cycle lanes (both traffic free and on-road); the provision of town...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling (21 Oct 2015)

Robert Goodwill: In the five years 2011/12 to 2015/16, the Department for Transport (DfT) has increased its spend on cycling in England from £1 per head to £3 per head. Local authorities also spend significant amounts on cycling and over the same period, total spend on cycling in England has increased from £2 per head to £6 per head. Spend is over £10 per head in the eight Cycle...

Cycling: Government Investment (3 Feb 2016)

Chris Green: That sounds like a fantastic opportunity to promote women’s cycling. So much more can be and is, I am pleased to hear, being done to promote role models to show that more people from all kinds of backgrounds can and should participate in cycling, both on the recreational side and for its utility in daily life. I emphasise that the strategy is about a desire for walking and cycling to...


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