Cycling and Walking

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 31 October 2018.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the contribution from (a) local authorities, (b) local enterprise partnerships and (c) other local sources to meet the (i) targets, (ii) aims and (iii) ambitions of the cycling and walking investment strategy.

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

The Government’s statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, set out that £1.2 billion of funding would be available to be invested in measures to increase cycling and walking in England over the period to 2021. The estimated contributions from local authorities and local enterprise partnerships of funding allocated from central government funds during this period are detailed in the table below. No estimate has been made of the total contribution of locally generated funds from local authorities.

Since publication of the Strategy, additional funding streams have been made available to local authorities including the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund, £220 million through the Clean Air Fund and £5 billion through the Housing Infrastructure Fund. The bidding processes for these new funds are still underway so allocations to cycling and walking are not yet known.

LA/LEP contributions

Amount (£m)

Local Growth Fund

476.41 (597)2

Cycle Ambition Cities


Access Fund


Integrated Transport Block


Highways Maintenance Fund


Note: table does not include central Government funding provided directly to Highways England and for the Bikeability programme.

1Based on figures provided by Local Enterprise Partnerships to the Department in Jan 2016. 2Revised figure including final round of Local Growth Fund based on figures provided by Local Enterprise Partnerships to the Department in spring 2018. 3Based on previous trends. 4Based on 9% formula weighting.

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