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North Yorkshire getting £1.3 million to make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists

North Yorkshire getting £1.3 million to make roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 8:25am 24th May 2020.

It's part of the government's emergency active travel grant, to encourage us to walk and cycle more as we come out of the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is providing the money to reallocate road space to give more room to pedestrians and cyclists.
  • We're all being encouraged to walk and cycle more, and avoid public transport to help with social distancing.
  • The cash is part of a total of £27 million coming to the Yorkshire and Humber region.

North Yorkshire is set to benefit from over £1.3 million of funding to make roads safer for walking and cycling, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

The cash will be used to create new and permanent cycle lanes and reallocate road space to give more room to pedestrians and cyclists. 

As we prepare to come out of the coronavirus lockdown, the government is urging us all to walk and cycle more, and avoid public transport where possible, to allow key workers who need to use it to be able to socially distance effectively.

The Yorkshire and the Humber region as a whole is getting a total of £27 million of funding.

 

 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:  

“To make sure people can travel safely when they need to, we are increasing capacity on buses and light rail, as well as helping local authorities fast-track plans to support cyclists and pedestrians, further reducing pressure on our transport network.  

“These measures will help keep passengers safe now, but we must also prepare for what comes next. Strengthening vital road and railway connections, as well as encouraging cycling and walking, will be essential to our ambition to level up the country, secure a green legacy, and kickstart regional economies, as we build out of Covid-19 and look to the future.”