The Government has announced an Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF), working with local authorities across the country to encourage more active travel. As we respond and recover from Covid-19, the West Midlands Emergency Active Travel Fund Package includes a suite of measures to enable you to cycle or walk safely around your neighbourhoods and town centres.
These schemes include local measures that prioritise active travel, making it easier for you to access local services and enjoy the spaces around you.
The recent Transport for West Midlands Covid-19 travel survey concluded that 81% of you would like cleaner air, and 65% of respondents would like to be more active. In response to that, more than 45 projects will be introduced, including pop-up cycle lanes and pavement widening. These new measures will help you:
• Travel safely and securely
• Get workers and businesses back up and running
• Support school travel and keep children and families safe
• Keep air clean, reduce carbon emissions, improve mental health and increase physical activity that have resulted through lockdown
• Support a green recovery.
The package includes bold initiatives such as pop-up cycle lanes that keep cyclists separate from traffic along busy routes or provide more space for walking by expanding footways.
Please take a look and have your say on the places that matter to you by visiting https://westmidlandsemergencyactivefund.commonplace.is/
The Roll and Stroll campaign offers information about active travel, activities, tips and links to help you keep moving.