Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th October 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities not receiving support from his Department to produce Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans are producing such plans.

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

The Department does not hold detailed records, but it is aware of a small number of authorities who are preparing Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) outside of the DfT support programme. It is a matter for local authorities, outside of the 46 supported by DfT, to decide how to take forward and apply the LCWIP process for their local area.

However, the Department encourages all Local Authorities to follow the LCWIP guidance by taking a whole network approach to planning and prioritising schemes. All Local Transport Authorities are able to access a range of planning tools, such as the Propensity to Cycle Tool and can draw on the LCWIP technical guidance (launched in April 2017), which provides a step-by-step guide to planning a cycling and walking network and prioritising schemes for delivery.

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