Local Sustainable Transport Fund – £5 billion funding over 4 years

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.

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