Cycling and Walking: Coventry

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th July 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158945, how much of the £1.2 billion of Government funding through the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy is planned to be spent on services in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry South constituency; and if he will make a statement.

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

As part of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, the Government has identified £1.2 billion of funding which can be harnessed by local transport authorities to support cycling and walking. It is for local authorities to decide on appropriate provisions for cycling and walking and to allocate funding or bid into appropriate funding streams.

The Department for Transport does not therefore hold records of all spend by local authority area. However, Coventry City Council have reported that they received £27.9m of Local Growth Funding (LGF), of which £3.55m is being spent on Cycling and Walking. Since the Strategy’s publication, the Government has made further support available for cycling and walking infrastructure in England, through the National Productivity Investment Fund, Housing Infrastructure Fund, Transforming Cities Fund and Clean Air Fund. These funding streams are also open for bids by local authorities, including Coventry City Council.

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