Cycling: Finance

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, with reference to the announcement of the £250 million emergency active travel fund on 9 May 2020, what assessment his Department has made of the additional investment required to double cycling by 2025.

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

£2 billion of dedicated investment is being provided over the next five years to help deliver the aims and targets set out in the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. This is expected to leverage in significant amounts of wider Government and local funding that will be required to double cycling by 2025. On the 7th February the Department published extensive material from the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Investment Model, including technical reports and evidence base research papers setting out the relationship between investment and cycling and walking levels.

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