Sustrans is excited to announce that the UK Government have pledged an incredible £21 million to improve significant on and off-road stretches of the National Cycle Network.
Money will be put towards many of the England activation projects, working with partners across England, and especially Highways England (who they already work with on the Network) and around the HS2 corridor.
Their vision for the Network is a good one, and a timely one. The Network is an asset for all our nations and regions.
They have set their stall out with honesty and rigour, and provided a clear plan of what they would like to do – not by themselves, but by working with others.
So it’s great to see this approach lead to investment. The Network has attracted considerable investment in Scotland, but it’s been a struggle to get traction in England for some years.
They are now in a position to fund more activation projects and explore new opportunities. They’ll also be looking to attract investment for improvements in Wales, London and Northern Ireland.
You can read more about this investment and what it means for Sustrans and the National Cycle Network on their website.