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Braintree – Active Travel


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Autumn 2023

The project is seeking to deliver a package of sustainable transport improvements in Braintree. These improvements will include both permanent and temporary segregated corridors, footway widening, junction improvements and crossing improvements.

The Getting Building Fund funding will specifically be used to support the introduction of improved cycle facilities in the vicinity of Braintree Train Station.

The objectives of the project are as follows:

  • To accommodate/manage future travel demands to facilitate proposed growth in Braintree.
  • To ensure good connectivity to businesses, within Braintree and to the station.
  • To encourage residents and employees in Braintree to access alternative modes such as cycling.
  • To provide a positive effect on the environment by improving air quality and reducing emissions by encouraging modal switch.
  • To improve connectivity and encourage sustainable methods of travel for residents and employees in Braintree.
  • To improve safety by enabling better and smoother moving traffic.
  • To improve safety by removing motorised traffic from the network.
  • To assist in the reduction of congestion at peak times and enhance the provision of reliable journey times in and around Braintree.
  • To provide enhanced cycling infrastructure with improved maintenance provision.
Project Outputs/Outcomes
KM of roads, cycle lanes and walk ways maintained and built 2.23Km

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Funding value: £291,000
Total Project cost: £2,078,000
Return to Capital Investment