Cycling and Walking

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 29 June 2021.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Shadow Minister (Equalities Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage commuters to walk, cycle and use public transport as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

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

The Government is investing an unprecedented £2 billion of dedicated funding in cycling and walking over this Parliament, which will enable local authorities across England to deliver safer walking and cycling routes in their areas, making it easier and more attractive for commuters to walk and cycle to work. The National Bus Strategy, published on 15 March 2021 and backed by £3 billion of transformational funding, will deliver better bus services for passengers across England, through ambitious and far-reaching reform of how services are planned and delivered. We are also working with the rail industry to develop a number of recovery initiatives, focused on restoring passenger confidence in travelling by rail, including introducing new flexible season tickets for commuters.

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