Cycling: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Simon Baynes Simon Baynes Conservative, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to increase the amount of road space provided for cycling.

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

On 9 May, the Secretary of State launched the new Emergency Active Travel Fund making £225 million available to local authorities in England this year. Any funding on top of the Department for Transport’s current budgets will have Barnett Consequentials applied in the usual way for Wales. This funding is designed to help authorities increase provision for walking and cycling during the period of social distancing restrictions. This fund represents the first stage of a £2 billion investment in walking and cycling. This is the largest ever boost for active travel, and will deliver transformational change.

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