Local transport schemes around the UK will benefit from £440M of investment, after the government announced the successful bids for funding from a central pot.
The local sustainable transport fund will hand out grants totalling £64M to 44 local authorities, covering the 2015 to 2016 revenue period.
Each project has provided its own matched contribution; the overall total of this matched funding is over £375M. This includes £100M from the local growth fund.
Transport minister Baroness Kramer said: “The successful schemes will deliver a range of sustainable transport interventions across England, including enhanced cycling and walking infrastructure, improved bus journeys and better transport interchanges.”
Examples of successful projects include:
- Birmingham will extend their Cycling Ambition programme;
- Devon’s Access 2 Education programme will be extended;
- Jobseekers in Tamworth will be supported to access employment through cycling training and improved transport interchanges; and
- East Lancashire will benefit from a range of cycling improvements, including an enhanced strategic cycle network.
The full list of schemes which will receive funding can be viewed here.