On 9 May 2020, the Government announced £2 billion funding for walking and cycling, with the first £250 million to be made available immediately to local authorities as an emergency active travel fund to deliver measures to tackle COVID-19. Together with partners, Worcestershire submitted two bids to the Emergency Active Travel Fund, which has secured £784,700 for investment in active travel measures across the county, as set out in the Worcestershire Local Transport Plan.
The Emergency Active Travel Fund is just one of a number funding sources that Worcestershire County Council has made bids to, to fund active travel schemes and initiatives. Some other recent bids include the Local Pinch Point Fund for schemes in Evesham and the Malvern Hills, and the Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme. Across Worcestershire, more than 40 active travel schemes have been and will be delivered between September 2019 and March 2021, with even more in development, for delivery over the next couple of years.
The links below provide information on the initiatives that have been delivered and will be considered for delivery using this funding, to support active travel in Worcestershire:
Details of the indicative funding allocations by local authority can be viewed at the GOV.UK - Emergency active travel fund: local transport authority allocations website (opens in a new window).