Cycling and Walking: Easington

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th May 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2018 to Question 140051 on Cycling: Rural Areas, how much of the £1.2 billion of funding available for cycling and walking has been allocated to Easington constituency.

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

The Department does not hold a detailed breakdown of funding for cycling and walking by Parliamentary constituency. However, the tables below provide a guide to the funding allocated to local bodies which may be spent within the Easington constituency.

North East Local Combined Authority

Funding programme

£m

Sustainable Travel Transition Year (2016/17) – Go Smarter project which supported cycling and walking to workplaces, schools and colleges.

2.343

Access FundWalk to project which supports walking and cycling to workplaces, schools and colleges (2017-2020)*

7.498

Total

9.841

*The North East Local Combined Authority is part of a joint bid led by Blackpool Borough Council and ten local bodies.

Durham County Council

Funding programme

£m

Bikeability (national cycling training) (2016/17-2017/18)

0.198

Total

0.198

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has allocated £10.4m from the Local Growth Fund to cycling and walking projects between 2016/17 and 2020/21. This is based on self-reported data received from the Local Enterprise Partnership.

Further funding may be allocated to projects within the Easington constituency from Highways England designated funds or though the Integrated Transport Block or Highways Maintenance Block allocated to Durham County Council.

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