Nottinghamshire to receive an extra £2,178,350 to boost county-wide cycling and walking infrastructure
Sherwood's MP, Mark Spencer, has welcomed news that Nottinghamshire is set to receive an additional £2,178,350 from the Government’s Active Travel Fund –designed to create safe space for cycling and walking. The money will be provided to the local council and could be used to fund measures such as School Streets, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and segregated cycle lanes.
In total, £175 million is being allocated to local authorities across England in the latest round of allocations from the fund. Following discussions with local MPs, the Government has stipulated that councils receiving money will have to meet tough new conditions to ensure that schemes are properly thought out and that their impact on other road users are closely weighed up. Councils will also have longer to spend the money, ensuring there is time to consult local communities. If these conditions are not met, future funding allocations will be reduced and the Government could clawback some of the money already provided.
The Active Travel Fund is designed to create safe space for cycling and walking
Part of the Government’s £2 billion investment into cycling and walking
To see the full Government announcement, visit - www.gov.uk/government/news/175-million-more-for-cycling-and-walking-as-…