Following his workshop at the Act TravelWise Autumn Conference on 9 December, Philipp Thiessen of the Department of Transport (Economic Advisor Appraisal - Local Economics) has released an economic appraisal spreadsheet for testing and feedback.
The DfT has today published three important reports that help us make the case to LAs, LEPs, health authorities and business that investment in sustainable transport, of which walking and cycling is a big part, makes sound economic sense. These reports should provide a useful point of reference when making the case for further investment in sustainable and active travel.
On 11 July the Department for Transport announced the recipients of its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) 2015-16 funding. Forty-four new sustainable transport schemes will receive £64 million from government. Further match funding will bring the total investment to over £440 million. “New initiatives across the country will tackle congestion while making it easier, safer, and cheaper for people to cycle, walk or take the bus.” See the DfT press release for details. Congratulations to those of you who were successful bidders.
The "National Road and Rail Networks Summary: Draft National Policy Statement" is open now for consultation