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£19m plans for bus, cycle and walking routes in south Coventry

Plans for new cycling, walking and bus routes serving one of Coventry’s major development and growth areas are currently being drawn up following the award of over half a million pounds of funding.

The funding will support the development of sustainable transport links to the growing employment area south of the city including the Battery Industrialisation Centre and the proposed site for a new gigafactory. It will also offer green transport links to a major new housing developments at the Whitley Pumping Station and Allard Way sites.

The scheme will develop:

  • a segregated cycle route from Toll Bar End to Coventry City Centre
  • remodelled key road junctions to improve bus journey times and provide safer crossings for pedestrians and cyclists
  • new walking and cycling routes at the Asda roundabout in Whitley

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is working with Coventry City Council to deliver the improvements to offer residents and workers greener transport options and support the new economic and housing development in the area.

£17m of the funding has come from the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement awarded to TfWM, which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), last year. This is being topped up with contributions from developers along this key growth corridor.

For the full article visit: £19m plans for bus, cycle and walking routes in south Coventry – Coventry City Council

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