To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government provides ring-fenced funding to help local authorities implement local cycling and walking infrastructure plans other than those funds that are made available for transport infrastructure and cycling promotion schemes identified by the cycling and walking investment strategy.
There is currently no ring-fenced funding set aside for the implementation of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans, but there are a large number of other funding avenues open to local authorities to support the delivery of their plans. These include the Transforming Cities Fund, Future High Streets Fund, Housing Infrastructure Fund and Clean Air Fund. In total, almost £2 billion is being invested in cycling and walking over this Parliament, and spending on cycling and walking in England has doubled from £3.50 per head to almost £7 per head over the current Spending Review period.
Decisions on future funding for cycling and walking will be made in the context of the forthcoming Spending Review.