Government pledge £78million to local sustainable transport schemes

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 14:00
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PLEDGE: £78million devoted to schemes

Sustainable transport schemes across England could benefit from a big funding boost after the government pledged £78.5million to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Local transport authorities outside of London are being invited to make bids of up to £1million, to support the cost of a range of sustainable travel measures.

Proposals, the government claim, should consider the importance of integrating sustainable transport to make it easier and more convenient for people to make their journeys.

Projects will aim to reduce excess traffic delays and help tackle problems such as air quality and noise.

Baroness Kramer, Minister for Transport, said: “We have seen some real success stories from previous winning schemes so I am looking forward to considering the plans that are put forward.

“Earlier successful schemes addressed a variety of sustainable transport measures and we saw significant changes in the way people travelled as a result.

“The improvements the schemes generated have given people more options to make healthier and greener transport choices.”

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