13 Nov '13, 4pm

Oxfordshire Local Transport Board 'among 3 worst' in promoting imaginative solns to govt-funded transport problems

Local transport funds still favour road building as cycling and buses lose out 26 September 2013 The Government's initiative to increase local control over £1.3bn in transport spending has resulted in over half going on 123 schemes to build or widen roads, with only 15 schemes to provide bus facilities and no dedicated cycling projects. The first authoritative assessment of how the newly formed Local Transport Bodies (LTBs) are allocating central government money has been carried out by Campaign for Better Transport and The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). The report sets out how the LTBs plan to spend £710m from 2015 on new road capacity for cars and lorries, with only £442m going on more sustainable transport such as public transport, walking and cycling. Of the 210 transport projects proposed across England, more than half (123) deal solely with new road capaci...

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