No Funding For Paint: U.K. Government Warns Local Authorities To Be ‘Ambitious’ When Bidding For Cycling Cash – Forbes
Carlton Reid Jun 16, 2021
The U.K. Department for Transport (DfT) has written to local authorities stressing that prospective cycling schemes will “need to include segregation” and that cycle lanes “”marked only with white paint will not be funded.”
The letter doubles down on the department’s ambitions set out last year aimed at those local authorities bidding for “Active Travel Fund” money. This funding is for cycling and walking schemes.
The latest bid invitation, sent out to local authorities this week, hammers home the importance of high design standards in securing funding. To have any chance of progressing bids must meet the new LTN 1/20 standard.