£2 billion funding package for cycling & walking
Industry news | May 2020
The Government has brought forward plans to invest heavily in walking and cycling, to relieve the pressure on public transport.
Transport Secretary launches (9 May 2020) plans to boost greener, active transport, and get more people cycling and walking.
Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emergency active travel fund - the first stage of a £2 billion investment, as part of the £5 billion in new funding announced for cycling and buses in February.
Roads are to be temporarily closed near schools when parents drop off and pick up their children, in order to deter people from driving on the school run – and to encourage more walking, cycling and scooting.
The plans to shut off roads at school rush hours, using barriers, cones and other measures, are already far advanced in London and Manchester and are expected to be followed in other cities and towns.
We have two programmes available to schools which you can run as sustainable PE activities using your own staff within school. Both programmes will help children to 'learn to cycle' and 'scoot' safely to school:
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