§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what initiatives his Department is planning to take to improve conditions for cycling in London.
§ Mr. Norris
Most cycling takes place on local authority roads which comprise 96 per cent. of the London network. The remainder are DOT trunk roads.
We are helping to improve conditions for cycling in London in the following ways:—by taking full account of the needs of cyclists when planning trunk road construction and improvements:—supporting the 1,000 mile cycle network being developed by London Cycling Forum.¤providing capital funding support for cycle schemes on roads of more than local importance when they comprise or form part of a local safety scheme. The new "package approach" for capital schemes will provide flexibility for boroughs to submit joint bids for road proposals from 1994–95 and should facilitate the development of inter-borough cycle routes;—providing advice and guidance to boroughs on the design and construction of cycling facilities via local transport notes and traffic advisory leaflets.