£78.5m Local Transport Fund
Local authorities have been invited by the DfT to bid for a share of the £78.5m Local Sustainability Transport Fund. By enabling and encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices, the projects it will support are expected to reduce excess traffic delays and help tackle problems such as air quality and noise, whilst improved cycling and walking infrastructure should help to combat the health problems associated with physical inactivity.
Minister for Transport, Baroness Kramer, said, ‘We have seen some real success stories from previous winning schemes so I am looking forward to considering the plans that are put forward. 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.’
Go to www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/268488/lstf-revenue-competition-guide.pdf for guidance on the operation of the Local Sustainability Transport Fund 2015 to 2016 revenue competition. The guidance will invite 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. It asks for proposals that consider the importance of integrating sustainable transport to make it easier and more convenient for people to make their journey from door-to-door by public transport, cycling and walking.