Cycling: Per Capita Costs

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th June 2016.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2016 to Question 37538, on cycling, what the central and total expenditure per head by region, excluding Cycling Ambition City funding, was in 2015-16.

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

Information on 2015/16 is provided in the table below, but in context it should be noted that in the five years from 2011/12 to 2015/16, the overall spend per head on cycling in England from the public purse has trebled. And it is this Government which is delivering the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy will establish for the first time the strategic framework for increasing cycling and walking in England - the first step towards achieving long-term change.

Regional figures per head for 2015/16 are available centrally for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Cycle Rail and Transport for London, and expenditure per head per region for these programmes for 2015/16 is included in the table below. We have also now compiled information on regional spend on Bikeability, which is also reflected in the table below.

Note that the Department does not hold a record of regional breakdowns of cycling spending under the Integrated Transport block, Highways England and Local Growth Fund programmes. The figures below therefore do not provide a total regional spend per head and spend on the ground will be significantly greater.

Region

Regional spend per head (£)* for selected programmes

2015/16

Includes Cycling Ambition

Excludes Cycling Ambition

East Midlands

DfT spend

1

1

Total spend

1

1

East of England

DfT spend

1

1

Total spend

1

1

North East

DfT spend

6

5

Total spend

7

5

North West

DfT spend

2

2

Total spend

4

2

South East

DfT spend

2

2

Total spend

2

2

South West

DfT spend

3

3

Total spend

4

3

West Midlands

DfT spend

2

2

Total spend

3

2

Yorkshire & Humber

DfT spend

2

2

Total spend

3

2

London

Total spend

18

18

*Figures have been rounded

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