Bath & North East Somerset Council has welcomed an announcement that the West of England Combined Authority is to receive a £3m share of a national fund to boost walking and cycling – and has committed to ensuring consultation plans are in place to engage with residents on proposed schemes.
The investment, announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday (Friday 13 November), will see new safe routes for people to walk and cycle safely put in place in 2021, and will be shared across the three unitary authorities including Bath and North East Somerset.
The council has committed to establishing consultation and monitoring plans on schemes to ensure they support local solutions, contribute to Bath and North East Somerset Council’s wider transport vision and have local support.
The council will now consider the details of the government’s funding announcement. Further details including next steps will be made available following this.