Cycling and Walking

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th February 2021.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government when it plans (1) to consult on, and (2) to adopt, a new Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy; and whether the new Strategy will contain a long-term cycling and walking programme and budget.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy was published in 2017 and set out the financial resources available for cycling and walking across Government between 2016/17 to 2020/21 during the Spending Review 2015 period.

On 28 July 2020 the Prime Minister launched ambitious plans to boost cycling and walking in England, so that 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 over the next 5 years.

It is expected that the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2) will be published following the next Spending Review and will reflect the commitments outlined in the Prime Minister’s Cycling and Walking Plan as well as setting out the financial resources available and the other matters required by the Infrastructure Act 2015. The Department will consult on CWIS 2 ahead of its publication, as required by the legislation.

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