Government gives green light to sustainable transport schemes11 July 2014

The government has today (11 July) given the green light to 44 new sustainable transport schemes, which will receive funding totally £440 million.

The Department for Transport is providing £64 million, with the remainder supplied by local enterprise partnerships and match funding.

The schemes include new and improved transport interchanges, better bus routes and improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, with the aim being to help people switch more easily from one mode of transport to another.

"We want more people to choose to travel in a way that cuts congestion and carbon, delivering economic and environmental benefits," says transport minister Baroness Kramer. "This funding will make that choice easier for millions of people across the country, delivering new sustainable transport schemes throughout England."

The schemes had to demonstrate how they would boost economic growth, reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality and encourage higher levels of cycling and walking to improve public health.

Click the link below to see details of the successful bids.

Laura Cork

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