Cycling: Rural Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 1 July 2022.

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Photo of James Wild James Wild Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of funding issued under the Active Travel programme has been awarded to cycling projects in rural areas.

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

The Active Travel Fund has supported a wide range of walking and cycling schemes in both urban and rural areas in the last two financial years. It is for authorities to determine what schemes to promote and support in their areas. Allocations to local authorities have been published at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emergency-active-travel-fund-local-transport-authority-allocations/emergency-active-travel-fund-total-indicative-allocations.

The Department announced another £200 million of funding for active travel schemes on 14 May 2022, which included £35 million to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of the National Cycle Network. Much of this network is in rural areas.

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