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Help the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority secure funding for active travel





Active travel campaigners are invited to help develop future bids after Cambridgeshire missed out on potentially millions of pounds of government funding.

Dr Nik Johnson, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, at the Combined Authority office in Ely. Picture: Keith Heppell
Dr Nik Johnson, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, at the Combined Authority office in Ely. Picture: Keith Heppell

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority said the funding secured for the region was “disappointing” given the area’s “strong active travel history”.

The Combined Authority will receive just £635,000 from the latest active travel funding – millions less than others.

A spokesperson for the body said it is continuing to progress a number of key active travel schemes across the region using a range of funding sources, adding that its new draft Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP), which is out for consultation until August 4, puts sustainable transport at its core.

The Combined Authority was criticised by cycling campaigners who felt the funding decision was a result of a “lack of ambition”.

But the spokesperson added: “The Combined Authority would welcome input from key interest groups in the development of future active travel funding bids.

“In mid-June, the mayor is meeting with Sustrans. The aim of this meeting is to outline our aspirations for the region and secure expert advice on how best to maximise the active travel offer for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

“Finally, the Combined Authority is looking to reinvigorate a mayor-led active travel forum and to employ an active travel advocate to enable us to improve our support for active travel in the region.”

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