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Shapps blames councils for backlash against active travel

Andrew Forster
02 November 2020
Shapps: a?“significant minority” of schemes were “frankly, nowhere near good enough
Shapps: a?“significant minority” of schemes were “frankly, nowhere near good enough


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has blamed councils for the furore over temporary measures to help active travel during Covid-19, such as ‘pop-up’ cycle lanes and residential street closures. 

In a letter to council leaders in England, Shapps says a “significant minority” of schemes delivered with the DfT’s Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF) were “frankly, nowhere near good enough” and were “out of step with the needs of local...

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