Written statement to Parliament

Further boost for cycle safety

£15 million fund for improving safety of cyclists outside London.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Rt Hon Norman Baker

My colleague Mike Penning and I are announcing today (26 June 2012) a £15 million fund to improve safety for cyclists in England (outside London). This is in addition to the £15 million support for cycle safety improvements within London announced by the government in March.

This fund will provide capital support to improve safety at junctions identified as having a record of road incidents that have resulted in cyclists being killed or seriously injured.

The Department for Transport will now work in partnership with local authorities and the Cycling Stakeholder Forum - which brings together cycling groups, safety experts, local authorities and other interested parties - to identify and prioritise junctions. This process will use Department for Transport analysis of official accident data to highlight potential targets.

Further information on how the money will be allocated will be announced in the Autumn.

Published 26 June 2012