The DfT is inviting local authorities to bid for a £78.5m slice of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which is also used to support Bikeability training.
The DfT launched its “Guidance on the operation of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund 2015 to 2016 revenue competition” on 23 December.
The guidance invites local transport authorities in England (outside London) to apply for revenue funding up to a maximum of £1m to support the cost of a range of sustainable travel measures.
The guidance also sets out the criteria against which decisions on the allocation of funding will be taken and the need to demonstrate value for money, deliverability and affordability of package proposals.
Announcing the funding, Baroness Kramer, minister for transport, said: “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.”
The DfT says the investment is designed to “enable and encourage people to make more sustainable travel choices” and to “help to combat the health problems associated with physical inactivity”.
Click here to read the full DfT news release.