Cycling: Finance

Transport written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 525W, on cycling, if he will publish a breakdown of the source of funding for cycling by (a) central government, (b) local authority and (c) other sources in each of the last eight years;

(2) pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2014, Official Report, column 525W, on cycling, how much was spent on cycling by (a) scheme and (b) source of funding by (i) central government, (ii) local authority and (iii) other sources in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

holding answer 24 February 2014

The breakdown of funding by scheme for this administration, which all came from central Government sources is as follows:

£ million
Scheme 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 Total
Linking Communities 8.0 7.5 15.5
Bike and Rail 7.0 7.5 14.5
Junctions (London-TfL) 15.0 15.0
Junctions (England not London) 15.0 5.0 20.0
Cycle Ambitions (City) 66.0 11.5 77.5
Cycle Ambitions (National Park) —- 3.1 13.7 16.8
Links to Schools 12.0 12.0
Bikeability 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 44.0
Cycling England 63.0 63.0
Total 63.0 23.0 56.0 100.1 36.2 278.3

The previous administration provided Cycling England with £140 million from 2008 to 2011.

In addition, 94 out of 96 Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) projects include cycling as an element in their delivery programmes; these 94 projects receive a total of £535 million of funding. The LSTF has been boosted by a further £178.5 million of funding for 2015-16.

Local authorities in England (outside of London) are also provided with Integrated Transport Block funding for small transport improvement schemes. This includes: road safety schemes, bus priority schemes, and walking and cycling schemes. This funding is not ring-fenced and local authorities are free to spend it as they see fit, according to their own priorities. In line with the policy of localism, we do not require local authorities to detail how this money is distributed across modes.

  Integrated transport block (£ million)
2014-15 450
2013-14 320
2012-13 320
2011-12 350
2010-11 451
2009-10 589
2008-09 576
2007-08 571
2006-07 547

Similarly we provide funding to Transport for London (TfL) via the Greater London Authority Transport Grant. This supports TfL's infrastructure investment programme, including the delivery of the Mayor's Vision for Cycling in London. However, we do not record the detail of their specific expenditure on cycling.

Throughout this administration, some central Government funded schemes have been supported by local match funding, but we do not collect the detail of the precise sources for this match funding. For those schemes that have received match funding, the total match funding over the lifetime of these projects is:

Scheme Match Funding (£ million)
Linking Communities and Bike Rail 22.2
Junctions (England not London) 20.0
Cycle Ambitions (City) 45.4
Cycle Ambitions (National Park) 9.0
Local Sustainable Transport Fund 526.0

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