Jesse Norman, Minister for State for Transport has confirmed the Department for Transport will be overseeing the development of £200 million worth of active travel schemes in this financial year.
He was replying to a question in Parliament by Alex Sobel, shadow Minister (Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs), who asked Mr Norman: “if it remains his policy to implement support for active travel as outlined in his Department’s Gear Change document.”
Mr Norman answered: “In July 2022, the Government published the second statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS2), reaffirming its commitment to active travel and setting out the objectives and the financial resources in place to achieve these for the period 2021 to 2025.
“In August 2022, the Department formally established Active Travel England as an Executive Agency. Active Travel England is already overseeing the delivery of £200 million of active travel schemes this financial year, and is rapidly recruiting its core staff, as well as putting in place its formal governance structures.”