Local Sustainable Transport Fund Programme
A Government funded programme of initiatives to help local people connect to jobs and services and support the local economy support through promoting greater use of sustainable travel choices
£15million programme to support sustainable travel
Funding has been secured through the Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund to establish Nottingham as an exemplar city region for sustainable travel in the UK. New opportunities currently underway such as the tram expansion, new Station Hub and improved Linkbus services funded through the introduction of the UK's first Workplace Parking Levy uniquely places Nottingham on the verge of delivering a major step change in travel behaviour. This cash injection will allow us to help support people through training, information and services to best use our top-class integrated transport system and help connect them to employment opportunities benefiting the local economy.
About the Nottingham Urban Area Bid
The City Council led the preparation of two bids for the Nottingham Urban Area which has culminated in securing £15 million. The bids were developed in partnership with the Greater Nottingham Transport Partnership, Sustrans, NHS Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council.
In July 2011, the Nottingham Urban Area bid became one of 39 successful bids receiving funding from the Department for Transport's in the first round of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Our Key Component Bid proposal [613kb] provides £4.9 million which is being invested to deliver an integrated multi-operator smartcard platform, directly engage with citizens about travel choices, enhance travel plan support for employers and allow us to continue the successful Ucycle Nottingham programme. These measures will both increase opportunities for local people to access jobs and training and reduce carbon emissions.
An additional £10.32 million was approved by Government in June 2012 and will be invested to deliver an expanded range of public transport products available on the Citycard and offer personal journey planning support for job seekers, young people and low income groups. Funding will be used to deliver a range of community sustainable travel services such as cycle training, advice on the best public transport options and information on local walking and cycling routes helping local people to make more sustainable choices. This will be supported by a programme of free events and activities within the community for all to enjoy. The Linkbus network will see a number of electric hybrid vehicles introduced on the Localink and businesses will benefit from low carbon transport infrastructure grants and advice on fleet management, electric charging and a City Car Club will be introduced for business and community use.
Please see the Executive Summary [85kb] to find out more about what the bid will deliver for Nottingham. You can also download each of the five documents that make up the Business Case for more detailed information. Two appendices relating to the partnership working arrangements and financial tables are available to download. Other appendices are available upon request by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund can be found on the DfT's Local Sustainable Transport Fund website