Cycling training budget

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1374
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you now regret not following through on your commitment (Mayoral answer 928/2009), for all Year 6 children to receive Level 2 training by 2012? The number of school children being trained to national standards has remained fairly static since 2008/09 at just over 40,000, but which could easily be increased if extra funding was available. In the light of your cycling vision for London will you increase the budget for local authorities, so that you can offer this opportunity to every year 10 school child who wants it?

Answer

Answer for Cycling training budget

Answer for Cycling training budget

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In accordance with my response to MQ928 / 2009, the majority of cycle training for adults and children in London is delivered by the London boroughs. To facilitate my commitment for all Year 6 pupils to receive Bikeability training to Level 2, funding is provided to the boroughs through the annual Local Implementation Plan (LIP) process.

To address help ensure this commitment can be fulfilled, and in support of my Cycling Vision, additional funding will be made available for which the boroughs can bid.

The exact amount of funding for cycle training in addition to LIP funding to be made available to the boroughs for cycle training is subject to discussion, but I expect it to be in the region of £4m in total over the next four years. Guidance is being drafted for the boroughs on how to bid for this, and other funding available for cycling.