Almost £1.2million secured for cycling and walking in Gloucestershire
Written by Community Editor on 19th November 2020
Gloucestershire County Council has secured a further £864,750 to help cyclists, pedestrians and public transport during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for planning and environment, said: “While it is a little disappointing not to get all the money we had bid for, we will put our allocation to best use for the long term benefit to the county and continue to work hard to secure more funding in the future, to help us deliver our ambitious plans for tackling climate change and improving the health and wellbeing of people across the county.
“Using money awarded earlier this year, we have already delivered several temporary schemes which have helped communities to remain active and safe during this ongoing pandemic.”
At its peak, cycling in Gloucestershire increased by 190 per cent during the first coronavirus lockdown. Ongoing investment in Gloucestershire’s cycle network is important to encourage as many people as possible to choose cycling and walking as their long term option for getting around; enjoying all the linked health and wellbeing benefits.