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Five of six schemes put forward for walking and cycling funding in Stockport did not meet government criteria

Five of six schemes put forward for ‘active travel’ funding in Stockport did not meet the government’s criteria, it has emerged.Greater Manchester has been allocated nearly £20m for projects that make it safer and easier to make journeys on foot or by bike.The region was awarded £3.1m in July as ministers moved to capitalise on the increase in walking and cycling during the first lockdown.But the bulk - £15.9m - is for longer term ‘tranche two projects’, with the full details of successful schemes expected to be announced this week.However a Freedom of Information request has revealed that only one of the half-dozen projects put forward by Stockport council was judged to have met the relevant criteria by Transport for Greater Manchester.It
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