U.K. transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced an ambitious £2 billion plan to boost cycling and walking both during and after the lockdown. He described it as a “once in a generation” chance to change the country for the better.
Business would be boosted by more people cycling and walking, he stressed.
The £2 billion plan starts with £250 million to enable local authorities to pay for “pop-up” cycling and walking infrastructure to cater for physical distancing during lockdown.
Shapps made the announcements at the government’s daily COVID-19 briefing on May 9.
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