Council offers £3,000 to help encourage workers to cycle
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Businesses across Weston and North Somerset can now apply for match-funded grants up to £3,000 to help encourage active travel initiatives.
North Somerset Council will hand out funds for on-site projects which enable more people to walk or cycle to work.
Previously, grants have been used to install scooter pods and bike shelters at schools and hospitals, buying e-cycle fleets for staff use and installing on-site showers to increase walking and cycling.
Cllr Mike Solomon, who oversees sustainable travel for the council, told the Mercury and Times: "Sometimes, small things can prevent people from choosing to walk to cycle. There might be no showers at work, no covered bike racks on-site or no signs pointing to traffic-free routes nearby.
"Our Active Travel grants can help solve these problems.
"By 50 per cent match-funding your investment up to a maximum of £3,000, we can help you make small changes to North Somerset workplaces, schools and community spaces, making them more attractive to people who are keen to walk and cycle."
Submissions will be assessed on a rolling basis so people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration.
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