Levelling Up Fund

In June 2021 Gloucestershire County Council bid for £12.8 million of investment for the Gloucestershire Sustainable Travel Corridor comprising of the Llanthony Road Gloucester South West Bypass Improvement Scheme and the Gloucester Cycle Spine.

In October 2021 it was announced that Gloucestershire County Council had secured the full £12.8 million bid allocation.

The money was awarded to help support significant transport improvements through Gloucester city moving traffic from the inner city streets and onto the bypass creating additional roadspace to be reallocated to cycling and walking. 

The Gloucestershire Sustainable Travel Corridor, also known as the 'Cycle Spine', will extend the Gloucester to Cheltenham cycle route, secured from other funding sources, through the city and to the docks area. This will align with existing cycleway facilities along the canal and ultimately form part of our aspiration to provide a cycle spine that extends from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve.

The scheme will support the Levelling Up agenda by providing improved access to employment, education and major transport hubs across the city, with improved highway capacity supporting improved public transport, and new cycle infrastructure providing active travel options throughout the city.

The scheme will help encourage the move to more sustainable methods of transport, improve public health, reduce emissions, and align with the Gloucestershire 2050 vision.

The £12.8 million Levelling Up Fund allocation will help to fund improved sustainable transport routes in Gloucester, which is an important part of the wider Gloucestershire ‘Cycle Spine’ from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve.

Proposed map of the Gloucestershire 'Cycle Spine'

For more information on the projects that the Levelling Up Fund will support, follow the links below.

Gloucester South West Bypass (GSWB) – Llanthony Road Widening

Gloucester 'Cycle Spine'

For more information on the successful £12.8 million bid Gloucestershire County Council made to the Levelling Up Fund, view the bid.

UK Government logoLevelling Up fund logo

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