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Winning sustainable transport fund bids unveiled

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.

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