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

We have been allocated £535,145 for tranche 1, and £1,820,200 for Tranche 2.

School Streets Trial Project

ESCC applied for funding from DfT’s EATF Tranche 2 for a school streets trial project. This funding will enable us to undertake trial road closures outside a small number of schools at the beginning and end of the school day. For more information about this proposed project, see the attached FAQs.

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

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