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Cycleways: Construction

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the average cost per mile of new cycle path construction. (209071)

Local highway authorities are responsible for the delivery of cycle tracks and paths. They do so within their unring-fenced block grant for Local Transport.

The Department therefore does not hold information on cycle track/path construction costs. Furthermore the cost of an off-road cycle track/path varies greatly, especially depending on the design and location.

Sustrans, the promoters of the National Cycle Network estimate that the average cost of a mile of off-road cycle track costs around £45,000.