Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the progress that will be made by the end of the 2019 Parliament on the ambitions set out in the Government's Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy set out ambitious plans to make cycling and walking the natural choices for short journeys. In 2018, people cycled an estimated total of 1,006 million stages, an increase of 22% since the 2013 baseline. The 2025 aim for walking stages has already been exceeded, with people walking an average of 347 stages per year in 2018. Further details were set out in the Report to Parliament, published on 7 February and available on gov.uk.

The Department has now received 39 draft Local Cycle and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) from local authorities, which will set the context for future scheme investment.

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