Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's bicycle repair vouchers are issued to people (a) with the greatest need and (b) who live in areas that most require an increase in uptake of active travel.

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

The initial release of Fix Your Bike vouchers was a small pilot and there will be more opportunities to secure vouchers in the coming months. The Government will continue to work closely with industry during the pilot to monitor its impact and adapt the scheme as necessary before rolling it out more widely. Future releases of vouchers will also be informed by analysis of data available from the initial release, including on the geographical locations where vouchers were released and on the extent to which those accessing the vouchers were new or regular cyclists.

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