Bikeability funding ring-fenced
Following the abolition of Cycling England, the DfT has confirmed that the Bikeability cycle-training scheme will continue in its present form for the duration of the current Parliament, with its funding ring-fenced (road.cc).
Bikeability will be brought under wing of the DfT, but there are no guarantees about its long term future, or that of the cycling towns and city established under Cycling England.
Details of funding for the new Local Sustainable Transport Fund will be announced as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
Norman Baker, local transport minister, said: "It is at a local level that most can be done to change patterns of behaviour and encourage more sustainable travel, especially for short journeys.
"And in an environment of tighter budgets and greater local flexibility, the Government is determined to reduce bureaucracy and make local transport funding more efficient.
“That is why we intend to pool the myriad of centrally funded local transport grants, to create fewer but larger funding streams, largely formula based, and a new Local Sustainable Transport Fund."
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