Cycling: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the Department's total budget will be spent on cycling between 2015 and 2020.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

This Government has trebled spending on cycling and making cycling safer. Estimated Government investment in walking and cycling until 2019-20 is over £1billion. This includes funding for Cycling Ambition Cities, Highways England, schemes already committed in the Local Growth Fund and a portion of the Integrated Transport Block based on previous trends. It does not include the funding to be allocated through the latest round of the Local Growth Fund.

The department’s budget has also increased to spend record amounts of investment to upgrade road and rail, the biggest investment in a generation, and cycling schemes benefit from this investment.

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Andrew Reeves-Hall
Posted on 3 Feb 2017 5:17 pm (Report this annotation)

The question was "what proportion of the Department's total budget".
The reply does not state the proportion.