Department for Transport written question – answered on 11 September 2017.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Conservative, Eastleigh

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to promote the use of cycle paths.

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

As with all local cycling infrastructure, local authorities are best placed to promote cycle paths in their area, which offer cyclists an alternative to cycling in the carriageway.

However, the decision to use a path will depend on the individual cyclist. While they can be attractive to some cyclists, particularly less confident cyclists, cycle paths may not always be convenient for experienced cyclists.

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