To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using canal towpaths to provide safe walking and cycling routes to deprived neighbourhoods.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the role of canal towpaths in his plans to increase walking and cycling.
On 28 July the Prime Minister launched ambitious plans to boost cycling and walking, where half of all journeys in towns and cities are cycled or walked by 2030. This includes a £2 billion package of funding for active travel.
This will significantly increase the funding available for local authorities to deliver cycling and walking infrastructure, including on canal towpaths. Further details of funding for the different commitments in the Plan will be determined as part of the Spending Review process in the autumn.