The government is set to review guidance on how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians, as part of its ambition to drive down unnecessary deaths.
As announced on 12 June 2018, the government has identified seven winning Cycle Ambition City bids and is contributing over £7 million to these cities this year as part of the Department for Transport’s cycle safety review.
The Department for Transport published the government's 'Transport Investment Strategy' on 5 July 2017. It sets out the DfT's priorities and approach for future transport investment decisions under the current minority government, aimed at "delivering a stronger, fairer Britain". A spend of £61 billion is planned between 2015/16 and 2020/21 to maintain and upgrade the road and rail network. The full 68-page paper, as well as a summary, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transport-investment-strategy
DfT Press Release
The Government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys. [This will benefit England excluding London.]