The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced funding for the new three-year Access Fund for sustainable transport initiatives.
Living Streets is pleased to be a successful recipient of the Walk To funding in a consortium with 10 local authority partners, the lead of which is Blackpool Borough Council. The £7.5m pot will fund initiatives for promoting and encouraging walking throughout England for three years.
Other local authorities involved in the bid with are Buckinghamshire County Council, Hampshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Leicester City Council, North East Combined Authority, North Lincolnshire Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Surrey County Council and West Sussex County Council.
The Access Fund will help us to create a walking nation and help local authorities across England to encourage active travel. The more of us who walk our short, everyday journeys, the less congestion and pollution we’ll be living with and the healthier we and our economies will be. Places in which it is more attractive to walk and cycle are vital to a smarter modern economy