Government announce new active travel funding

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Air Quality News has reported that The Department for Transport has announced £3.5m of funding to encourage more children to walk to school in a bid to improve air pollution and reduce congestion during peak hours. £1m of the grant will be used to support 485 schools within Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands. An additional £2.5m of funding will be available for the ‘Walk To’ fund, which aims to support a further 1,200 primary and secondary schools, colleges and workplaces to choose walking rather than driving on their daily commute.  As part of their Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS), the government also announced plans to ensure that over 55% of primary school children walk to school by 2025.

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