In Worcestershire, transport policy and proposals for 2018-2030 were set out in the Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4), which was adopted in late 2017. Their LTP4 set out a series of policies promoting active travel and identified a number of ‘active travel corridors’ to be implemented when funding became available.
In this blog post we visit the influential report by Colin Buchanan in the 1960s, Traffic in Towns, or the Buchanan Report. We highlight how the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods that have popped up in London, and have started to pop up in the rest of the UK, are really nothing new in terms of thinking about how traffic should circulate in towns.
For the PEST project we aim to develop an understanding of what local authorities are doing in relation to supporting Active Travel in light of this funding and whether and how this is being documented. We have carried out some initial scoping to identify the extent to which (E)ATF schemes are being mapped. This has revealed several sources.
On 13th November 2020, the DfT annonunced the allocation of the second phase of the Active Travel Funds (ATF). This totalled £175,360,750. While phase 1 Emergency Active Travel funds, allocated in May 2020, and totalling £42,102,451, was aimed to support the rapid installation of temporary projects for the COVID-19 pandemic, the second, allocation was targeted at supporting the implementation of long-term projects.