Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in meeting the Government's national cycling strategy objective to increase cycle journeys to eight per cent. of journeys by 2012.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The White Paper on the Future of Transport (CM 6324) published in July 2004 announced a move away from the "one size fits all" national target towards working closely with individual local authorities to put in place sharper, more focused, local plans and targets for walking and cycling.

We announced in January a six fold increase in Cycling England's budget to £140 million over the next three years to work with local authorities and others to increase cycling.

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