Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals to encourage people to make more journeys by bike or on foot.
Up to £470,000 is available for organisations with innovative projects that lead to people walking and cycling more. Innovations may include technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change.
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It has 2 phases. Up to £170,000 is available for phase 1, and up to £300,000 for phase 2.
The government’s vision is for cycling and walking to become the natural choice for shorter journeys. The Department for Transport (DfT) is funding this competition and is inviting proposals which:
To meet these aims, DfT intends to focus on:
better safety - safety and safety perceptions are among the biggest barriers for people wanting to take up cycling and walking
better mobility - to make cycling and walking normal, easy and enjoyable, we need better links and networks to key destinations
better streets - well-designed and accessible streets can encourage people to walk or cycle more as part of their daily routine
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