Cycling: Per Capita Costs

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th July 2017.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the level of public funding for cycling per head of population in each of the next five years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Spending on cycling in England has risen from around £2 per person in 2010 to an estimate of around £6 per person in 2016/17. Precise amounts vary from one part of the country to another and depend on decisions made by local authorities and other local bodies.

The amount of spending per head in each of the next five future years will depend on local decisions as well as on future decisions on Government funding. The total amount of investment in walking and cycling in England over the five-year period (2016/17 - 2020/21) is currently set at around £1.2 billion. The money comes from a wide range of ring-fenced and non-ring-fenced funding streams, as set out in the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy which was published in April 2017 and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy

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