DfT invites bids for sustainable transport projects

12.00 | 31 December 2013 | | 4 comments

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.


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    Government funding for road safety has been cut drastically over recent years, so anything that helps with road safety and especially cycle training has to welcomed with open arms I would have thought!

    Mike Hancox MD Colan Ltd Warwick
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    Just a quick response to Bob – you’re exposed to three times the poison and carcinogenic gasses by being in a car than you are on a bike or as a pedestrian. So everyone should be wearing those masks by your account. And helmets for that matter….

    Steve, Merseyside
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    I think you have left out motorcycles in your list of polluting vehicles! Hopefully any Sustainable Transport plans will also reduce the unsustainable transport and assist in reducing those pollutants for “hardworking” pedestrian and cycling commuters.

    Rod King 20’s Plenty for Us
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    They say they want the public to become healthier but can I just say that if they are promoting the use of bicycles on our busy urban streets they should possibly spend some monies on supplying free masks to help filter out all the poison and carcinogenic gasses that will be put out by the buses and hgvs and cars. Just as worn in Hong Kong.

    bob craven Lancs
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