Councils Given £21m Green Transport Funding

25-05-16-green-truck23 local authorities have won nearly £21m of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport and sustainable travel initiatives across England, the Department for Transport.

Then aim is to help boost boost local economies by offering cheap, clean and healthy travel options to access jobs and education opportunities.

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said: “Green transport cuts congestion and improves air quality. It also offers the cheapest and healthiest way for people to access jobs and education.

“The schemes will make a real difference for residents and help provide better air quality for everyone. Our £21m funding shows we are committed to improving lives through investment in sustainable transport.”

Successful local authorities demonstrated they could cut emissions, support social and economic growth and increase cycling and walking in their areas.

The government also aims to make almost every car and van zero emission by 2050 with £2bn work of measures committed since 2011 to green transport schemes. This has funded thousands of low emissions buses introduced by bus operators on routes across England.

Local Authority
Project Name
DfT Funding
Local Contribution (£m)
Total Project Cost (£m)
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
Walk To
Brighton & Hove City Council
South East
Transition Brighton & Hove
Bristol City Council
South West
Travel WEST Transition
Central Bedfordshire Council
East of England
Creating Opportunities and Breaking Down Barriers via the Luton to Dunstable Cycle Superhighway
Cheshire East Council
North West
Access to Employment and Skills Through Active Travel
Devon County Council
South West
Boosting growth through sustainable travel
Gloucestershire County Council
South West
Thinktravel Gloucestershire
Hampshire County Council
South East
Connecting Hampshire to Grow Rural Prosperity
Herefordshire Council
West Midlands
Destination Hereford Phase 2
Hertfordshire County Council
East of England
Sustainable Travel Transition Year Bid
Isle of Wight Council
South East
Transforming Travel: Continuing Our Journey to Sustainability and Growth
Lincolnshire County Council
East Midlands
Access Lincoln
Manchester Combined Authority
North West
Let’s Get to Work (2016/17)
Milton Keynes Council
South East
get smarter travel in Milton Keynes
Norfolk County Council
East of England
Pushing Ahead: AtoBetter, Your Journey, Your Way
North East Combined Authority
North East
Go Smarter (across the North East)
North East Lincolnshire Council
Yorkshire & Humber
Delivering Growth Through Sustainable Travel
North Lincolnshire Council
Yorkshire & Humber
Travel Best: Sustainable Ways to Work
Peterborough City Council
East of England
Travelchoice Focus
Portsmouth City Council
South East
A sustainable and Connected City (Phase 2)
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
Yorkshire & Humber
Sheffield City Region: Active, Connected, Efficient
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (Tees Valley Unlimited)
North East
Connect Tees Valley 2016/17 Transition
Swindon Borough Council
South West
Swindon Travel Choices – Transition Year


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