More people in the Tees Valley will be able to cycle and walk to work thanks to new funding awarded to Tees Valley Combined Authority which was announced today.

The more than £3 million is awarded as part of £64 million of Government investment shared across 28 projects in England over three years from 2017 – 2020.

Rosslyn Colderley, England North Director for Sustrans said: “This investment is extremely welcome in the Tees Valley to help improve access to jobs, skills, education and training and a clear sign that the local government recognises the benefits of cycling and walking to help create healthier, cleaner places in which to live and work.”

“We look forward to working in partnership with Tees Valley Combined Authority, as part of our work across the country to create a step-change in numbers of people cycling and walking to work and by putting in place solutions that will improve lives, transform places and connect communities.”

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