Cycling and Walking: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th February 2021.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to put in place a new Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, before the current strategy period ends at the beginning of April 2021.

Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans for the successor scheme to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy to (a) retain the existing targets to double cycling trips and to increase walking trips to school journeys, (b) include a strengthened target to boost overall walking and (c) include and clarify the target from the Government’s Gear Change vision document, for half of all journeys in towns and cities being cycled or walked by 2030.

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

The second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2) will be published after the Government has agreed and set out its long-term spending plans for active travel at the next multi-year Spending Review. It will reflect and build on the commitments outlined in the Prime Minister’s Cycling and Walking Plan of July 2020, as well as setting out the financial resources available for cycling and walking and the other matters required by the Infrastructure Act 2015, including targets for cycling and walking.

These plans will be formally set out to Parliament in due course, as is required by the Infrastructure Act 2015.

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