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Cycling

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of cycle lanes and tracks there are in England. (191691)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how miles of cycle lanes and tracks are linked to the National Cycle Network. (191693)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what guidance her Department has given to local authorities and Sustrans on the classification of a road as a traffic-free route on the National Cycle Network; (191717)

(2) what guidance her Department has given to local authorities and Sustrans on the classification of on-road routes on the National Cycle Network.

The Department has not provided any guidance to either local authorities or Sustrans on the classification of roads for the National Cycle Network. This is a matter for local highway authorities.

The National Cycle Network was developed by Sustrans with the help of a £43.5 million Millennium Commission Lottery Grant. Sustrans worked with a number of partners, in particular local authorities to develop the network which linked pre-existing routes to new routes to create a UK-wide network.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she intends to publish the results of her Department’s consultation on cycling infrastructure design. (191706)

The Department received 91 responses to the Cycling Infrastructure Design (CID) consultation, which ended on 5 November 2007. All the responses are currently being analysed and we will be revising the guidance in the light of the comments received. The Department intends to publish a report on the consultation in the next few months together with the final CID guidance.