Cycling Infrastructure Funding

Cycling Infrastructure Funding

  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am pleased to announce today details of a major investment of over £62 million in cycling in England. This funding is part of the overall £107 million the Government announced during 2012 for investment over the following three years, and is in addition to the £600 million for the local sustainable transport fund. I have decided that the £42 […]

Local Speed Limits

Local Speed Limits

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Department has today published a revised speed limit circular, “Setting Local Speed Limits” (DFT Circular 01/2013). This follows a consultation held last summer, the report of which is also published today. The Department is also today publishing a speed limit appraisal tool, which will be hosted on the DFT’s website. These follow up key commitments from the Government’s “Strategic Framework […]

Think! (Road Safety Campaign)

Think! (Road Safety Campaign)

  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): I wanted to update the House on the launch of the Government’s latest Think! road safety campaign, targeted at drink-driving. Action by successive Governments over the last 30 years has meant that the number of people killed in drink-drive accidents has been reduced by over three-quarters since 1979. But drink-driving remains a problem; 280 people lost their lives in 2011 […]

Cycling Infrastructure

Cycling Infrastructure

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): The coalition Government has today made available an additional £20 million for our existing infrastructure projects to support cycling. The funding will increase the total available for: 1. The community linking places fund (in addition to the £15 million announced on 7 February 2012) 2. Improving cycle safety at junctions (in addition to the £15 million announced on 26 June 2012) […]

Speed Limit Exemptions

Speed Limit Exemptions

  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Department has today published a consultation paper on speed limit exemptions for vehicles used for emergency purposes. The consultation paper proposes that section 19 of the Road Safety Act (2006) is brought into effect. Section 19 allows the Secretary of State for Transport to designate other vehicle purposes as being exempt from speed limits in certain circumstances and if […]