A multi-million pound transport ‘revolution’

£147million for walking, cycling, and bus infrastructure over the next 5 years. Of the six schemes, five of them have significant cycle infrastructure. Fantastic to see the work Walk Ride Bath has done on Scholar’s Way and the Bristol Bath Railway Path: Bath Extension (previously the Locksbrook Greenway) being recognised!

BATH NEWSEUM

Bath and North East Somerset Council’s cabinet will consider a multi-million-pound plan to revolutionise how people get around the district when it meets on January 27th.

The detailed proposals for investing in sustainable transport improvements follow a successful bid, led by the sub-region’s transport authority the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), to the government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) fund.

WECA secured an unprecedented £540m for the sub-region but to unlock the government funding it must now submit a list of areas that will receive the funding.

Bath & North East Somerset Cabinet is being asked to approve £129.39m of local transport schemes to be funded from the CRSTS money, matched by a £17.2m local contribution funded by the council, at a special meeting on Thursday 27 January. WECA’s Joint Committee meeting the following day will seek final approval for the WECA-wide package of schemes, ahead of submission…

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