Region awarded further £6.5m for active travel 

The North East has been awarded £5.095m in capital funding as part of the Active Travel Fund 4 extension funding and an additional £1.406m from the active travel capability fund. 

The money is in addition to the region’s successful Active Travel Fund 4 bid which confirmed £17.9m in funding in 2022.  

The capital funding will be used to deliver three schemes to improve the region’s active travel network including: 

  • Ryhope Road (Phase 1) 
  • Durham City Centre – North Active Travel Corridor 
  • Tyne Bridge Sustainable Access 

 The capability funding will support local authorities to design and implement high quality schemes which encourage more walking, wheeling and cycling.  

Delivery will align with the region’s Active Travel Strategy which was adopted across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham in 2023.  

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