More people in Yorkshire will be able to cycle and walk to work thanks to new funding awarded to Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority which was announced today.
The over £11 million for the five councils has been awarded as part of £64 million of Government investment shared across 28 projects in England over three years from 2017 – 2020.
Rosslyn Colderley, England North Director for Sustrans said: “This investment is extremely welcome in Yorkshire to help improve access to jobs, skills, education and training and a clear sign that the local government recognises the benefits of cycling and walking to help create healthier, cleaner places in which to live and work.”
“We look forward to working in partnership with councils across Yorkshire, as part of our work across the country to create a step-change in numbers of people cycling and walking to work and by putting in place solutions that will improve lives, transform places and connect communities.”
For more information on Sustrans, visit www.sustrans.org.uk
For more information on the Access Fund visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dft-launches-60-million-competition-to-support-sustainable-travel