£2m boost for sustainable travel projects
The DfT has announced an additional £2m funding for nine local transport schemes designed to encourage more sustainable travel choices.
The money has been allocated from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and the schemes benefiting from funding will be further supported by local contributions totalling £1.6m.
The largest allocation, £609,000, will go to the Tyne and Wear region for a scheme to encourage families to cycle on the school run.
The second largest allocation, £590,000, will fund a project in West Yorkshire that will help jobseekers access work.
Other areas to benefit from funding are Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, York, Southend-on-Sea and Luton.
Announcing the funding, Baroness Kramer, transport minister, said: “Dozens of great projects have been delivered already under this fund and I’m glad we’ve been able to support more today.
“These successful schemes have changed how people travel, with communities now making healthier and greener choices.”