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SPT announces up to £1,030,000 investment for North Ayrshire to support local transport improvements.

Written by SPT 17/04/2023

Bus users and cyclists in North Ayrshire are to benefit from £1,030,000 of improvements thanks to investment by SPT.

The funding has been allocated to local authorities and other delivery partners of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, as part of the regional transport authority’s £14.5m of grant investment this year for transport improvements across the Strathclyde area.

The projects set to receive funding will support Strathclyde’s emerging new Regional Transport Strategy, which will be launched this year, and aims to improve accessibility, affordability, availability and connectivity of transport across Strathclyde, as well as reducing carbon emissions and promoting active travel.

The six projects within North Ayrshire which are set to receive the funding boost are:

  • £50,000 for Ardrossan Harbour interchange
  • £400,000 for B174 active travel links
  • £80,000 for Brodick to Corrie cycle path
  • £100,000 for bus corridor improvements
  • £350,000 for Cumbrae Ferry bus stop and queuing facilities
  • £50,000 for Irvine cycle friendly town

Further funding for these projects over the next three financial years has also been identified.

Stephen Dornan, Chair of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport said: “Despite challenging financial pressures, we are making transport in our area greener, more connected, and more reliable and accessible to all.

“Our investment programme announced today will ensure communities, residents and businesses across North Ayrshire can share in the benefits of improved public transport and active travel.

“We are proud to announce this funding and look forward to working with the local authority and others to progress these projects and deliver transport improvements across the region.”