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£2 billion package for cycling and walking

By May 11, 2020National News

Transport Secretary Grant  Shapps launched plans to boost greener, active transport on 9th May 

It proposes that pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors could be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emergency active travel fund.

This is part of the £5 billion in new funding announced for cycling and buses in February.

Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling across the UK during the pandemic, the Government hopes that the plans will help encourage more people to choose alternatives to public transport when they need to travel, making healthier habits easier and helping make sure the road, bus and rail networks are ready to respond to future increases in demand.

The government will fund and work with local authorities across the country to help make it easier for people to use bikes to get around

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab)

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