Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st September 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities produced local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs) by November 2019; and how many have produced LCWIPs since then.

Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage local authorities to produce local cycling and walking infrastructure plans.

Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department (a) has allocated and (b) plans to allocate in financial year 2020-21 to support the delivery of local cycling and walking infrastructure plans.

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

A total of 40 local authorities have completed Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs), 9 of which were submitted by November 2019.

£225 million has been allocated to local authorities from the Emergency Active Travel Fund in 2020-21 to implement measures such as pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, widened pavements, safer junctions and cycle corridors. Authorities have been encouraged to align this funding with schemes prioritised in LCWIPs where possible. Further funding for 2020-21 is being provided through the Transforming Cities Fund and other highways and local growth funding sources.

The Government intends to provide a second wave of support to enable more authorities to produce LCWIPs following the outcome of the Spending Review.

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