Cycling

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd February 2016.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding for cycling (a) London and (b) each of the cities which received Cycle City Ambition Grants received in 2014-15; and what the average level of such funding other areas received in that period.

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

CYCLE FUNDING FOR LONDON

The Department for Transport provides the Greater London Authority with a substantial transport grant for Transport for London (TfL). It is for TfL and ultimately the Mayor of London to decide how best to prioritise spending the grant.

CYCLING CITY FUNDING

CYCLING CITIES GRANT RECIPIENTS

Region

2013/14 capital (£m)

2014/15 capital (£m)

Total Funding Allocation for 2014-15 (£m)

Newcastle City Council

North East

5.7

-

5.7

Cambridgeshire County Council

East of England

2.2

1.9

4.1

Bristol City Council

South West

1.6

6.2

7.8

Manchester (Transport for Greater Manchester)

North West

20.0

-

20.0

Birmingham City Council

West Midlands

17.0

-

17.0

West Yorkshire ITA (covering Leeds and Bradford)

Yorkshire and the Humber

18.1

-

18.1

Norwich City Council

East of England

1.1

2.6

3.7

Oxfordshire County Council

South East

-

0.8

0.8

Total Cities Grants

65.6m

11.5m

77.2m

In 2014-15 the Department for Transport awarded the Cycling Cities Ambition grants to improve and develop cycling facilities and infrastructure. Some of the cities received their funding upfront in 2013-14 under the Cities Deal arrangement. Only four cities received funding in 2014-15.

REGIONAL FUNDING

REGIONS RECEIVING CYCLE FUNDING

2014/15 – DfT £m

2014/15 - Total (DfT + Local Contribution) £m

East Midlands

3.6

13.4

East of England

4.7

19.3

North East

4.3

17.5

North West

8.7

34.1

South East

10.0

37.8

South West

8.1

37.1

West Midlands

7.3

25.7

Yorkshire & Humber

5.3

28.2

Total Regions Average Funding

52.0m

213.1m

The 2014-15 figures include some funding streams, such as the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which benefit a range of locations across England and cannot be easily disaggregated. The figures above therefore contain elements of funding which also benefit the eight cycle cities.

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