High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th February 2018.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support highway authorities on the HS2 route to provide joined-up cycling infrastructure.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

A feasibility study into the potential for new and improved cycle routes in the HS2 corridor was commissioned in 2013. The Department has made the outputs from this study available to relevant highway authorities. These include a volume of potential designs for additional cycle links between sites of interest in proximity to the route of the railway. Authorities are encouraged to incorporate these into their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans where appropriate.

The Department recently allocated £30m to Local Authorities along the Phase One route for them to spend on road safety. It is for local authorities to determine their local priorities, but the Department has encouraged them to consider funding cycling projects where appropriate.

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