Emergency active travel fund – Round 1
Worcestershire County Council secured £135,500 from the first round of the Emergency Active Travel Fund. This has funded the following infrastructure and service improvements:
Cycle.Travel (link opens in a new window) has been appointed to digitize and develop Worcestershire’s walking and cycling mapping, providing a service which can be accessed on any internet-ready device.
Liftshare (link opens in a new window) has been appointed to deliver travel planning services to several businesses, to support increased walking and cycling for commuting and business purposes.
Park That Bike (link opens in a new window) has been appointed to provide a cycle parking scheme for local businesses in Worcestershire.
Evesham Town Centre – In partnership with Wychavon District Council, a package of cycle parking improvements have been delivered across Evesham Town Centre, to improve access and security for cyclists visiting the range of services and facilities provided there.
Redditch to Bromsgrove Active Travel Corridor – The route between Bromsgrove and Redditch via Brockhill Lane and Tutnall Lane has become increasingly popular with cyclists, as it offers an attractive, fairly direct and low-traffic route between the two settlements. This route has now been fully waymarked, with signing and lining measures installed to provide a safer environment for all users.
Silverwoods Link, Kidderminster – This will involve the development of a surfaced active travel link between Silverwoods Way (the Hoobrook Link Road) in Kidderminster and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Towpath. Worcestershire County Council is working with Wyre Forest District Council to deliver this scheme as soon as possible, pending transfer of the land required into public ownership.
Worcester – Malvern Active Travel Corridor – Surfacing improvements have been made on Old Road, Worcester, to ensure the link between the new bridge over the A4440 and the city is in good condition. This links to a further bid to the Local Pinch Point Fund to deliver a continuous, separated active travel corridor between Malvern and Worcester alongside the A449. More details on this can be viewed at the Powick to Malvern and Ketch to Kempsey corridors combined bid page.
Worcestershire Parkway – A new covered cycle stand is being installed at Worcestershire Parkway station, to provide protection for parked cycles from inclement weather.