27 Jun '14, 8pm

New @CBTransport & @Sustrans report: £2bn/y Local Growth Fund risks being blown on roads not better local transport

Local Enterprise Partnerships are responsible for deciding the priorities for investment in transport, buildings and facilities within their local area and each has produced a Strategic Economic Plan as a bidding document for the Local Growth Fund. The charities’ new analysis of the initial bids submitted to Government found only 49 per cent of LEPs are seeking any funding for investment in extending travel choice and in many cases it is attached to a large-scale road schemes that will force people to use their cars more and increase congestion. Less than half (46 per cent) of LEPs have put forward any projects for walking, cycling or public transport for their local community, with road building and maintenance to the exclusion of all other transport spending making up three quarters of the bids from some LEPs. The new analysis is also critical of the lack of transparency...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/%C2%A32bn-local-growth-...

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