Local Sustainable Transport Fund Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I wish to inform the House of the plans to publish next month detailed guidance on the operation of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, for which £560 million has been set aside in the 4 year period to 2014-15. Coupled with the funding Local Authorities will receive through the Integrated Transport and Highways Maintenance Blocks, which I am announcing today, this represents almost £5 billion funding for small local transport schemes over the next four years.
This Fund will also support Bikeability training in each financial year and the following projects in 2011-12 only in order to maintain momentum on sustainable travel whilst local authorities prepare their proposals:
- £13 million for Links to Schools, Bike Club and walking to school initiatives;
- £1 million for Transport Direct cycle journey planner; and
- £250,000 to take forward business to business initiatives on alternatives to travel.
Full details here.