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19th Oct, 2021

Thousands extra pumped into Worcestershire to boost cycling and walking

Harry Leach 18th Nov, 2020

AN extra £649,200 is set to be spent on boosting cycling and walking infrastructure in Worcestershire.

This cash is part of the government’s £2billion investment announced earlier this year.

Worcestershire County Council will likely use it to fund segregated cycle lanes and School Street initiatives which are roads outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times.

In total, £175 million is being allocated to councils across England in the latest round of allocations from the fund.

Redditch MP Rachel Maclean said: “This extra funding is very welcome.

“Active travel is high on the agenda as we build back greener here in Redditch following the impact of Covid-19.

“During the lockdown we saw massive increases in the number of people walking and cycling.

“This appetite for more active travel must be maintained and built on.

“We can’t go back to the way things were.”

 

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