Leicester City Council set to discuss Transforming Cities Fund Scheme tonight￼
By Azim Saiyed
Councillors are set to meet this evening at 5.30pm to evaluate the progress of the active transport schemes to support climate emergency actions at the City Hall.
Members of the Members of the Economic Development Transport and Climate Emergency Scrutiny Commission, chaired by Cllr Joel, will discuss the Leicester City Council plans.
The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) is a programme created to transform public, sustainable and active transport schemes to allow economic growth of the city.
The following three main schemes will be discussed. A50-Five Ways Junction, Beaumont Leys Park and Ride, and Great Central way.
Plans were originally introduced for the Beaumont Leys Park and Ride scheme April last year, whereby the City Council planned to build a new 300-space car park for commuters to use and ride in to the city on zero-emission buses.
When it was launched deputy city mayor, Cllr Adam Clarke, said: “This is an exciting scheme and would be a great asset to the city.
“It would mean filling a key gap in our park and ride routes, giving travellers an easy and affordable alternative to driving into the city centre.”
Tonight, members of the commission will analyse and pass any comments to Andrew Smith, the director of planning, development and transportation.
The aim of this particular scheme is to reduce congestion and emissions in the city. The need for this scheme derived from the UK government figures showing Leicester was responsible for 25% of all carbon emissions in the country.
There has been a sum of £32.5 million from the Department for Transport towards the TCF programme.