44 sustainable transport schemes have been given the go-ahead in the latest round of awards from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).
The DfT is providing £64m towards the schemes, with Local Enterprise Partnerships investing more than £100m. Further match funding will take the value of the package to in excess of £440m.
To be considered for funding, the schemes had to demonstrate how they would boost economic growth, reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality and encourage higher levels of cycling and walking to improve public health.
All of the schemes include measures to encourage cycling such as cycle hire, maintenance and cycle hubs.
Baroness Kramer, transport minister, said: “We want more people to choose to travel in a way that cuts congestion and carbon.
“This funding will make that choice easier for millions of people across the country, delivering new sustainable transport schemes throughout England.”