Cycleways

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of cycle lanes were created on (a) the strategic road network and (b) other roads in (i) England and (ii) Birmingham in 2014.

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

For the Strategic Road Network (SRN), in 2014, two schemes that were specifically designed to improve provision for cyclists were built: 8.7 miles of cycleway in Hull and 0.3 miles on the A51111 Raynesway in Derby. Therefore, this gives a total of 9 miles for cycling-specific schemes for cyclists on the SRN in 2014. Cycle lanes that were included in both small improvements and major road projects will be additional to this, but we do not routinely keep a central record of these.

In 2014 the government announced a £100 million investment over the next five years to improve the conditions for both cyclists and walkers travelling alongside and crossing the SRN, and so the number of cycle lanes will noticeably increase in the short to medium term.

For other roads, local authorities are responsible for the delivery of cycle lanes on their highway network. The government does not keep a central record of how many miles were created.

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