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Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what directions he has given to the London traffic director concerning cycles.

The Secretary of State's draft traffic management and parking guidance which he issued for consultation on 11 March sets out his aims for cycling in London and possible measures to assist cyclists in relation to red routes. It will be for the London traffic director and the London local authorities to have regard to the final guidance when meeting their respective traffic management responsibilities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the budget for cycle schemes within the traffic division for 1992–93; and what is the proportion of the total budget for the traffic division of cycle schemes.

The traffic policy division of the Department of Transport has no executive responsibilities for providing cycling facilities, and so has no budget for cycle schemes. Cycle schemes are funded from other budgets as is the work on the 1,000-mile cycle route for London.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what specific schemes are planned (a) within the Department's bypass scheme and (b) within the Department's trunk road programme for cycling.

The answer is:

  • a) The Department's bypass demonstration project was launched earlier this year. Work is being undertaken with the local authorities in six towns. It will implement measures such as traffic calming, traffic management and environmental improvements so as to show how the fullest possible benefits to the local community can be realised. The schemes are likely to include improved provision for cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.
  • SiteApplicantCapacityDate of consent
    Charterhouse Street, London EC1Citigen Ltd.90 MW26 February 1992
    SpondonDerwent Cogeneration Ltd. (formerly Courtaulds)318 MW10 March 1992
    MedwayMedway Power Ltd.450 or 660 MW10 March 1992
    Sutton BridgeIndependent Power Generators Ltd.700 MW11 March 1992