Local Sustainable Transport Fund workplace grants
Devon County Council was successful in a bid to the Department for Transport as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF). As a result, the Council has been awarded £4.941m in contributions over the LSTF period to 2014/15.
The LSTF provides an opportunity to stimulate economic growth by locking in the benefits of our transport investments, making better use of the transport network and delivering sustainable travel behaviour with new development.
There is a focus on innovative, low cost and high impact measures to transform the journey to work and travel patterns in the three fastest growing areas in Devon; Exeter and Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton, and Totnes and the surrounding area. The package of measures includes:
- Direct engagement with employers
- Creation of work hubs
- Improvements to local infrastructure encouraging walking and cycling
- Providing targeted information and flexible integrated public transport
For travel information in Devon please go to www.traveldevon.info.
For support and advice for employers, including information on how to apply for sustainable travel grants, please see www.traveldevontoolkit.info.