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Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th January 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a car scrappage scheme to replace cars with (a) bikes, (b) e-bikes and (c) other forms of active or electric active transport for the purposes of accelerating net zero plans.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has no plans at this stage to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme. It is vital that the policies we implement to deliver net zero emissions across the transport sector are evidence-based and provide value-for-money. The Prime Minister’s bold vision for cycling and walking, detailed in the July 2020 publication Gear Change, set out the steps we will take to boost cycling in England. These measures include support for local authorities to reallocate road space, changing the Highway Code to make the streets safer for cyclists, and establishing the new body Active Travel England.

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