Cycling and Walking: South West

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has allocated to (a) Plymouth and (b) Devon for projects relating to his Department's cycling and walking investment strategy in the financial year 2017-18.

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

The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy identified £1.2 billion that may be invested in cycling and walking between 2016/17 to 2020/21. Many of the decisions on the allocation of these funds will be made by the relevant local body in line with the Government’s devolution and localism agenda.

The tables below provide a guide to the funding allocated in 2017/18 to Plymouth and Devon identified in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

Plymouth City Council

Funding programme

£m

Access Fund

0.499

Integrated Transport Block*

0.291

Bikeability (national cycling training)

0.142

Total

0.932

Devon County Council

Funding programme

£m

Access Fund

0.5

Integrated Transport Block*

0.540

Bikeability (national cycling training)

0.280

Total

1.32

The Department is also providing technical support to Plymouth City Council to assist with the development of their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. The level of support has yet to be determined. The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership has allocated £18.330m to cycling and walking projects between 2016/17 and 2020/21.**

*This is based on a survey of Local Transport Authorities published by the Department in February 2016 revealed that 11% of this fund supports cycling schemes and 4% supports streetscape and Rights of Way schemes.

** This is based on self-reported data received from the Local Enterprise Partnership.

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