Monday 6 February 2023

Government urging walking and cycling with £200m

Government urging walking and cycling with £200m

Walking and cycling facilities are going to be boosted by £200 million in government funding.

Improved crossings and routes across the UK will be introduced to reduce the emissions of local areas and to benefit the health of locals.

Local authorities are being invited to apply for a share of the funding with plans for schemes that create more paths in rural areas, develop routes for children walking to school and build safety junctions for cyclists.

The government estimates the use of the funding will bring 16 million new walking and cycling trips each year.

Active Travel Commissioner Chris Boardman said: “Active travel is convenient, cheap, low carbon and health-giving. It’s a choice we need to make sure everyone has.

“Our job is to help local authorities across the country ensure that everyone has more attractive options for their daily trips and we are excited to help them deliver those options.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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