Department for Transport increases active travel fund to £338m as it unveils plans to update road rules to enhance safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The government has topped up its active travel funding by £81m to build hundreds of miles of cycle lanes, strengthen protections for cyclists and pedestrians in the Highway Code, and roll out schemes that encourage walking, it announced this morning. The Department for Transport (DfT) said it had increased its cycling and walking budget to £338m today as part of its commitment to “build back greener” from the pandemic. The funding package marks a 30 per cent increase on the original £257m allocated for active travel in the 2021-2022 financial year, which the government had set out in the Spending Review in November 2020.
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