Cycling and Walking

Treasury written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on improving local economies through increased walking and cycling.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government has committed to invest £2bn in cycling and walking in England over the course of this Parliament. This includes £225m to be spent this year on expanding cycling and walking infrastructure in local authorities across England to encourage people to cycle and walk to reduce demand for public transport while social distancing is in place.

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