We have been awarded £214,515 in funding from the governments Emergency Active Travel Fund to put a variety of new temporary schemes in place to encourage people to walk and cycle more and to create space for social distancing.
These schemes are monitored to ensure they are working appropriately for residents, businesses and those using them. To make decisions, on whether the scheme needs altering, it should be removed or continue, data is analysed. This includes an analysis of the schemes usage, road safety audits, the latest information from public health and the police.
One of these schemes is the creation of space in the city centre for people choosing to walk and cycle. Through closing roads to vehicles we aim to provide a safe space where people can enjoy walking along safer routes to the city centre whilst social distancing.