Cycling: Commuters

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 15 May 2020.

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Photo of Anthony Mangnall Anthony Mangnall Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to further encourage cycling as a form of commuting.

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

On the 9th May the Government announced a £2bn package of funding for cycling and walking. This includes £250m which will encourage cycling to work through the provision of pop up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, safer junctions as well as vouchers for cycle repairs and greater provision for bike fixing facilities. This builds on the refreshed Cycle to Work Scheme Guidance published in 2019 which made it easier for employers to provide bicycles and equipment including e-bikes and adapted bikes worth over £1,000.

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