Further £2m for transport schemes
DfT is giving an extra £2m to nine transport schemes building on their success in encouraging more sustainable travel choices under the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The schemes will show how sustainable transport is benefiting communities across England.
Tyne and Wear is to receive £609,000 for a project encouraging families to use push bikes for the school run and £295,000 to make cycling, walking and using public transport more appealing. West Yorkshire will get £590,000 towards a project that will help jobseekers access work; York City is to receive £100,000 to continue a successful programme of helping households access more sustainable transport; £80,000 is to go to Southend-on-Sea to encourage people to walk, cycle and use more public transport and Luton is to benefit from £75,000 to improve facilities for those walking, cycling and using public transport. Worcestershire is to receive £110,000, Warwickshire £92,000 and Staffordshire £85,000 for similar schemes. They will be supported by local contributions totalling £1.6m.
Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer, said, ‘These successful schemes have changed how people travel, with communities now making healthier and greener choices. Dozens of great projects have been delivered already under this fund and I’m glad we’ve been able to support more today (17 April 2014).’