In response to the Government announcing an extra £5 billion of funding for walking, cycling and buses. Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner for the Sheffield City Region, said:
“I welcome this announcement which will help to enable more people across South Yorkshire to walk and cycle. However, there is still more work to be done, including the need to develop a continuous and sustained funding model that will enable transformational delivery of walking and cycling networks across the whole of the country.
“We will soon be publishing South Yorkshire’s 2040 Active Travel Network. This ambitious schedule of building and delivery will require billions of pounds of investment over the next two decades.
“Walking and cycling improves the health of our people and planet and will help to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and high levels of inactivity across all age groups. Today’s announcement is a positive step towards the Government acknowledging that there is a climate emergency, and I hope to see them doing more to get people out of their cars.”