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Cycle Tracks

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of cycle track have been constructed by local authorities on disused railway track in the most recent period for which figures are available.

We do not maintain such records centrally, but a recent consultant's study commissioned by my Department has shown the scope for converting disused railway lines into cycle tracks. I hope that publication of the report will encourage more local authorities to take up this idea.