Cycling and Walking

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th July 2021.

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Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage the uptake of cycling and walking in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London Borough of Enfield, (c) London and (d) England.

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

The responsibility for transport in London is devolved to the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL), and decisions on cycling and walking schemes in Enfield are a matter for the borough and for TfL. In 2020/2021 the Department provided over £100 million of funding to support active travel in the capital, and its financial support to TfL over the period from May to December 2021 includes a further £100 million for active travel.

The Department for Transport is investing an unprecedented £2 billion in active travel schemes in England over the course of this Parliament. This is the biggest ever boost for cycling and walking. The funding will be spent on a wide range of measures, as set out in the Prime Minister’s July 2020 Gear Change plan.

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