DfT launches £60m fund to support walking and cycling
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a £60m competition to encourage local authorities to offer sustainable transport initiatives.
The money, which will support projects over three years from 2017 to 2020, has been made available as part of a wider government fund of more than £300m designed to boost walking and cycling during the current parliament.
Councils are being encouraged to look at opportunities to work together on devising schemes, and to work alongside Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The successful authorities will be asked to contribute 10% of their scheme costs.
Robert Goodwill, cycling and walking minister, said: “Green sustainable transport schemes cut congestion, improve air quality and can make it easier for people to get around more efficiently and effectively.
“This new scheme is aimed at kick-starting innovative and sustainable council projects.”
Local authorities have until 9 September to apply for funding.