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.