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Cycleways: Finance

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding the Government has provided to local authorities in (a) England and (b) Wirral South for the establishment or maintenance of cycle tracks in the last five years. (158015)

Government funding for integrated transport improvements, including the establishment of cycle tracks, is provided in the annual local transport capital settlements, published on the Department for Transport website at: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/regional/ltp/capital/. It is for local authorities to decide exactly how to spend this funding in accordance with their local policies and priorities.

Government funding for routine highways maintenance, including the maintenance of cycle tracks, is included in the formula grant settlement administered by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Details of this are published at:

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/0607/grant.htm

In addition the Government are providing specific funding for national standard cycle training, including £250,000 in 2007-08 for the Merseyside local authorities.