Nottinghamshire County Council welcomes £2.1m funding from the Government to invest in Active Travel

The Government is backing plans to improve walking and cycling in Nottinghamshire after awarding the County Council over £2.1m to invest in Active Travel measures.

The money, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, is from the Active Travel Fund, part of the Governments Covid 19 response to deliver interventions to make cycling and walking safer.

The Council’s successful bid covered a series of both temporary and permanent schemes to help embed walking and cycling as part of long-term commuting habits – helping to improve air quality, road travel and deliver associated health benefits.

 Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council said:

“We’re delighted that Nottinghamshire received the 12th highest allocation of funding overall and reflects the ambitious bid we submitted to Government in the summer following the £263,250 funding we received in July. 

“The cycling and walking schemes included in our bid will be prioritised for their ability to support existing council aims and strategies that deliver  environmental as well as wider health benefits.

“Now that we have confirmation of the available resources we’ll be pressing forward with the design of the relevant schemes and consulting with communities as quickly as we can.”

A full list of the schemes included in the bid can be found on the County Council’s website:

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/emergency-active-travel-fund

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