Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner, comments on £15.8 million funding allocation from national government's Active Travel Fund
Strictly embargoed until 00.01am on Friday 13 November
Today (Friday 13 November), the Department for Transport has confirmed that local authorities across Greater Manchester will receive £15.8m of funding to implement pop-up cycling and walking routes and active neighbourhoods across the region, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Boardman said:
“I am delighted with Greater Manchester’s funding allocation. This shows a recognition from national government of the ambition that Greater Manchester has to become a true cycling and walking city-region, creating a blueprint that the rest of the country can follow.
“During the pandemic, more than ever, it is our duty to provide everyone with a safe and accessible travel option, be it for a trip to the shops, the school run or a longer commute. These cycling and walking routes and plans for low traffic neighbourhoods are another step closer to achieving that for the people of Greater Manchester.”
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