Extra £900k for greener transport

The Government has picked seven existing sustainable transport projects that will benefit from an extra £900,000 of funding. They include schemes to promote cycling, walking and public transport, a programme […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Government has picked seven existing sustainable transport projects that will benefit from an extra £900,000 of funding.

They include schemes to promote cycling, walking and public transport, a programme to help households plan more sustainable travel as well as one encouraging parents to leave the car at home for the school run.

The extra cash builds on £440 million of funding announced for sustainable transport last month – part of a wide range of measures, including encouraging the uptake of electric cars and other ultra-low emissions vehicles.

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: “We’re serious about making transport better for the environment, whether that is by cutting carbon or improving air quality.”

Councils that bagged the extra cash include Dorset County Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Shropshire Council.