Cycling and Walking: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd February 2022.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Institution of Civil Engineers' paper, entitled Safe, affordable and reliable transport systems: Civil engineering insights on UK government cycling and walking strategies, published in December 2021, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendation in that paper that the funding process for local authorities for walking and cycling should be simplified in the Second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, due in April 2022.

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

The Department held constructive discussions with the Institution of Civil Engineers in the autumn of 2021 as part of the process of developing the Second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS2), which will be published in the spring. It has considered this and other recommendations carefully and will seek to ensure that the process for allocating future tranches of walking and cycling funding to local authorities, which will be managed by Active Travel England, is as streamlined as possible.

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