Emergency Active Travel Fund

About the Emergency Active Travel Fund

To help local authorities to restart local transport as part of the Government’s Covid-19 recovery roadmap, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced a £250 million Emergency Active Travel Fund.

The two key aims of the funding are to:

  • enable more people to walk and cycle where possible
  • support safe social distancing in areas where people congregate, eg town centres, high streets, transport hubs or bus stops.

The types of measures that the DfT require local authorities to consider include:

  • road closures
  • widened footways
  • pop up cycle lanes
  • temporary cycle parking
  • social distancing signage.

The £250 million is being released to local authorities in two tranches. Tranche 1 is for temporary projects during the Covid-19 pandemic and tranche 2 is for longer-term projects.

Funding for East Sussex

East Sussex County Council has been allocated £535,145 for tranche 1.

We expect to hear whether our bid for tranche 2 funding has been successful, by September 2020.

Any correspondence should be sent to: cyclingandwalking@eastsussex.gov.uk

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