DfT announces sustainable transport funding schemes

25 April 2014

Extra funding for nine sustainable transport schemes has been granted by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) in a bid to encourage the public to make use of more sustainable travel choices.

The additional funding was announced by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer and will impact a range of schemes across the country.

In Tyne and Wear, over £600,000 will be spent on an initiative to encourage families to use push bikes for the school run and £295,000 to make cycling, walking and using public transport more appealing and simpler on the A1 Western Bypass.

A Worcestershire-based scheme to make it easier to travel in the area by foot or on a bike will receive an additional £110,000, while £75,000 has been earmarked to improve facilities for those walking, cycling and using public transport in Luton, reports TRL.

Baroness Kramer said: "These successful schemes have changed how people travel, with communities now making healthier and greener choices.

Dozens of great projects have been delivered already under this fund and I'm glad we've been able to support more today."

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