29/05/2012 - Local Sustainable Transport Fund Grants £113 Million for Green Projects
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced details of 30 projects that will receive a grand total of £113 million in funding from central government under the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The projects, many of which are targeted at promoting economic growth as well as sustainable travel options such as cycling, will also receive funding in excess of that amount from local authorities and other partners.
Announcing the funding, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker, whose brief also includes cycling, commented:
“The schemes we are funding today will benefit communities from Devon to Durham by cutting carbon emissions, reducing congestion and stimulating economic growth in these areas. By investing in these projects we are signalling our commitment to green growth which will help to kick-start economic activity in local areas while improving access to healthier forms of transport and addressing the problem of climate change.”
Among the projects that the DfT highlighted in its announcement are:
- Smarter Travel Slough.
- Travel Torbay Regeneration Project.
- Access to Jobs, Training and Services in Stafford.
- Sustainable Transport Access to Tourism on the Isle of Wight.
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