Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed news that Staffordshire is set to receive an additional £1,832,500 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.
The Conservative Government has pledged a revolution in walking and cycling as part of its plans to level up the whole county, with the Prime Minister pledging a record £2 billion investment to double cycling and increase walking by 2025. This comes on top of more than £27 billion that will be invested in England’s roads over the next five years, ensuring the road network is safe, reliable and efficient.
Commenting, Karen said:
“I know that many local residents enjoy cycling and walking in our beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands and I am delighted that Staffordshire will benefit from this additional funding to make our local areas more bike and pedestrian-friendly, while maintaining the access and space other road users still need.”