Wolverhampton highlights within the "Black Country Cycling & Walking Strategy and Implementation Plan" include the high level business cases for cycling infrastructure along the Stafford Rd and Willenhall Rd corridors.
The strategy calls for high quality segregation and "significant" highway interventions costed at London Cycle Superhighway prices, not just painted pavement.
The proposals along 7km of Stafford Rd are costed at £49m, whereas the Wolverhampton to Walsall 24km route is costed at £62.1m.
There are 2 options being presented, a route on either side of the road, along with a single wider two-way route.
For more info, see our article, Black Country Walking & Cycling Strategy.Image © Aecom / BCLEP / WMCA / TfWM / BCWaCSaIP Appendix
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Wednesday 5th October 2016
West Midlands Police Traffic Unit have realised that rather than safety advertising campaigns,
"Our time and effort, we have quickly realised, is better spent enforcing the law and prosecuting, thus creating a scenario whereby should someone not give a cyclist the time and space necessary or fail to see them completely they should expect to be prosecuted. In other words the carrot goes out the window and in comes the stick."
A West Midlands bid has been submitted to the Department for Transport's Access Fund competition, developed by the WMCA as part of a consortium which includes the West Midlands metropolitan authorities and Warwickshire CC.
The revenue bid links to proposed LEP schemes, and includes :
- Offer support to employers to improving accessibility to active travel modes
- 10,000 cycle training participants and access to 3,000 subsidised bikes for employee commuting trips
- Active travel promotion at rail stations and Metro stops
- Work with individuals seeking employment and educational/training opportunities to help broaden their travel horizons
If the bid is successful the project has calculated that savings would include £26.9m in congestion, alongside a mortality benefit of £25.6m, both based over 10 years. The total project is costed at £14.3m spread over 3 years.
Both the Prime Minister and Cycling Minister have said they want funding for cycling at £10 per head – the minimum necessary to start meeting the Government’s ambitions for cycling in England.
By 2020, the CWIS will give just 72p per head to cycling and walking. Compare this to funding for highways and trunk roads, at £86 per head, that’s the same difference between 2 pints of milk with a magnum of champagne.
There's an easy way to contact your MP with this link : https://action.cyclinguk.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1689&ea.campaign.id=50991