Dundee transport bosses have submitted their bid for more cash to support walking and cycling in the city.
City chiefs want bring in further measures around physical distancing in district centres, more pop-up cycle lanes on commuter routes and upgrade the Green Circular trail.
Transport bosses have been coming under pressure for not doing enough to secure available funding to make the city more cycling and walking friendly.
The bid for the Scottish Government money, administered by active travel charity Sustrans, was submitted last Friday.
The council has secured £460,000 from the £30m Spaces for People fund. This is significantly less than the £1.1 million banked for similar changes in Perth and Kinross.
Mark Flynn depute convener of Dundee City council’s city development committee said: “We are putting in a lot of work to deliver the projects agreed as part of our first bid and expect to be in a position to have a second considered within weeks.
“The new projects are still in the development and discussion phase but we felt it was important to let people know that as well as delivering the first batch, activity is going on to secure a second lot of funding.
“While we are still working on the details, broadly speaking the idea is bring forward projects that are based on encouraging safe active travel for pedestrians, wheelers and cyclists during the Covid period across the city.”
New rules mean that until most of the money allocated in the city’s first successful bid has been spent, the charity distributing funds on behalf of the Scottish Government will not sanction a second wave, a council spokesman added.
He said work on the initial schemes was “ongoing”.
These will deliver 20mph zones in central Broughty Ferry, the Perth Road area, Douglas and Fintry, the closure of Union Street to vehicular traffic; and temporary measures to reduce through traffic in areas where there are higher levels of pedestrian and cycling activity.
This includes the Broughty Ferry Esplanade, which has been closed to through traffic since June 15.