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Funding committed to the Air Quality Fund: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
2 Jul 2018
Funding committed to the Air Quality Fund: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01798
Date received: 18 June 2018
Date responded: 29 June 2018

Information requested

The amount committed by the Scottish Government to the Air Quality Fund referenced on page 57 of the Programme for Government; for the amount of money that had been paid out through the Fund has paid out to date; for (if it does not break the cost limits) a list of payees that have received funding from the Fund and for the business case for the Fund.

Response

The information you requested is as follows:

£1.2 million has been committed to the Air Quality Fund in 2018/19. No money has been paid out to date but £719,600 has been awarded. The following table summarises the awards and the projects for which the funding has been awarded.

Local authority Project Awarded (£)
Dundee I-Bike continuation 28,600
Development of a greater city centre Paramics traffic model 200,000
Refurbishment of real time bus shelter displays 70,000
Contribution to sustainable travel network improvement fund – for footways, off road paths, cycle paths and bus stop infrastructure 25,000
Glasgow On street cycle parking 22,000
Contribution to permeable streets programme – small scale infrastructure falling outwith defined budgets e.g. cycle paths 60,000
North Lanarkshire Cross North/South Lanarkshire cycling infrastructure with focus on Raith Interchange 7,500
Cycling and walking signage on routes accessing Strathclyde Park 10,000
Perth & Kinross I-Bike continuation 20,000
Cycle parking and lockers for public use 12,000
Crieff traffic data survey/modelling and air quality modelling 112,000
South Lanarkshire Cross North/South Lanarkshire cycling infrastructure with focus on Raith Interchange 7,500
Upgrade to park and ride provision at Lanark bus/rail interchange 50,000
East Kilbride cycle network extension 50,000
Upgrade and promotion of EV charging infrastructure 25,000
Installation of eco-signage in Lanark and Rutherglen 20,000
Total 719,600

The business case for the Air Quality Fund is to support the Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy commitment to make significant progress towards revocation of all Air Quality Management Areas by 2020.

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Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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