Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Get Britain Cycling, published by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group in 2013, if his Department will ensure that cycling infrastructure receives adequate funding in line with the recommendations in that report.

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

Cycling has many benefits, both for the individual and for society as a whole, and requires good cycling infrastructure. The Government’s first ever statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, sets out the £1.2 billion of funding that is available to support cycling and walking over the period to 2021. Since its publication, the Government has announced further support for cycling and walking infrastructure, including around £77 million of schemes funded through the National Productivity Investment Fund, and the potential for significant investment through the new £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund. Many of the funding decisions are for local authorities, and the Department is helping them to produce Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans which will help make the case for investment in their own areas.

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