How much Active Travel Fund cash did your local authority score in latest tranche?

As documented on CI.N today, the Department for Transport has today released the second tranche of Active Travel Fund, for which the individual local authority funding can now be seen detailed at the base of this article.

Notably there has been a 20% dilution on an earlier promise of £225 million, with just £175 million now divided between combined and local authorities nationwide.

For London, more money than anticipated has been allocated, four fold its tranche one allocation at £20 million. Likewise Manchester, lead by Cycling and Walking commissioner Chris Boardman, has scored £15.87 million having put forward ambitious project ideas as part of its bid to the DfT.

As before, those who gained will have done so at the expense of those who did not present quite as noteworthy proposals. Last time around Hertfordshire and Essex were two losers of funding against those who gained, such as the West Midlands and Brighton and Hove UA.

IBikeBrighton has published a series of graphs that do well to illustrate the indicative versus final allocation of the Active Travel Fund. The bottom ten (those who lost the most cash) this time is made up of Kent, Medway, Nottinghamshire, Thurrock, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Worcestershire, West Sussex, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Essex.

By percentage loss, the graphs illustrate the greatest level of cash loss by Worcester at just 58% of indicative allocation, Thurrock at 68%, Medway at 75.7%, West Sussex at 79.9% and Nottinghamshire at 85.2%.

 

Combined authorities

Name Final allocation phase 1 (£) Final allocation phase 2 (£)
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CA 642,429 1,724,250
Greater Manchester CA 3,174,000 15,871,250
Liverpool City Region CA 1,974,000 7,896,000
London boroughs and TfL 5,000,000 20,000,000
North East JTC 2,262,000 9,049,000
Sheffield City Region CA 1,437,000 5,461,550
Tees Valley CA 481,542 1,722,000
West Midlands ITA 3,850,997 13,097,650
West of England CA 827,895 2,964,000
West Yorkshire CA 2,513,000 10,053,000

Local authorities

Name Final allocation phase 1 (£) Final allocation phase 2 (£)
Bedford UA 30,250 363,750
Blackburn with Darwen UA 77,000 292,600
Blackpool UA 26,000 312,000
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole UA 312,835 1,062,100
Bracknell Forest UA 57,000 181,800
Brighton and Hove UA 663,657 2,376,000
Buckinghamshire 513,943 1,748,000
Central Bedfordshire UA 223,454 600,000
Cheshire East UA 155,000 588,050
Cheshire West and Chester UA 161,000 611,800
Cornwall UA[footnote 1] 152,000 607,000
Cumbria 260,323 886,350
Derby UA 227,923 776,150
Derbyshire 443,000 1,684,350
Devon 338,000 1,283,450
Dorset 128,486 438,900
East Riding of Yorkshire UA 123,000 467,400
East Sussex 535,171 1,820,200
Essex 968,500 7,358,700
Gloucestershire 321,773 864,750
Hampshire 863,000 3,280,350
Herefordshire, County of UA 20,000 120,000
Hertfordshire 1,247,329 6,451,450
Isle of Wight UA 62,000 235,600
Kent 1,600,000 6,098,050
Kingston upon Hull, City of UA 272,000 1,035,500
Lancashire 782,087 2,801,000
Leicester UA 405,568 1,378,450
Leicestershire 335,180 900,000
Lincolnshire 105,500 799,900
Luton UA 216,000 822,700
Medway UA 242,500 927,000
Milton Keynes UA 228,000 684,750
Norfolk 295,500 1,498,150
North East Lincolnshire UA 42,000 319,200
North Lincolnshire UA 41,000 154,850
North Somerset UA 106,140 473,750
North Yorkshire 133,000 1,011,750
Northamptonshire 351,000 1,332,850
Nottingham UA 569,806 2,039,000
Nottinghamshire 263,250 2,178,350
Oxfordshire 298,500 2,985,000
Plymouth UA 249,000 945,250
Portsmouth UA 214,515 461,400
Reading UA 221,250 1,179,000
Rutland UA 2,500 36,100
Shropshire UA 86,000 259,500
Slough UA 205,577 552,000
Somerset 120,000 457,900
Southampton UA 245,000 1,225,000
Southend-on-Sea UA 309,000 927,000
Staffordshire 183,000 1,832,500
Stoke-on-Trent UA 126,000 504,750
Suffolk 376,519 1,685,000
Surrey 848,000 6,445,750
Swindon UA 214,515 731,500
Telford and Wrekin UA 76,000 229,500
Thurrock UA 288,000 690,000
Torbay UA 41,250 132,600
Warrington UA 130,000 650,000
Warwickshire 129,000 979,450
West Berkshire UA 124,000 495,000
West Sussex 781,000 2,351,250
Wiltshire UA 227,000 681,000
Windsor and Maidenhead UA 140,000 335,400
Wokingham UA 76,000 576,650
Worcestershire 135,500 649,200
York UA 193,287 658,350

Curious how much cash your local authority received from the first tranche and how the final allocation weighed up against the initial projection? Read our analysis here.

In trimming the word Emergency from the branding and arguably putting up significant red tape in achieving a permanent result for communities, it appears there will be headwinds for planners where opposition to schemes exists. Traffic Management guidelines have now been updated in a bid to guide local authorities on minimising disruption where schemes are put in place.

On this note, Transport Minister Grant Shapps commented that authorities should avoid “preventing pedestrians from crossing the road, causing congestion for buses and motor traffic, and impeding access for kerbside businesses.”

To read a full analysis of the Active Travel Fund announcement, head here and for the cycling and walking advocacy orgs take, here.

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