HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1239W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the Government are planning to focus resources on the provision of a bicycle-friendly road network within its 10 year Transport Plan. [156866]

Mr. McNulty

Local authority investment in cycling has increased by more than a third since 2001—02 and we will continue to encourage such investment. The Department has also obtained reports on highway authority provision for, and promotion of, cycling, with a view to encouraging specific actions to increase cycling levels. The Department's design guidance will also be updated.