Scotland Ready for 20 - 20s Plenty press release

Scotland Ready for 20 - 20s Plenty press release

Ready for 20 Scotland took place at the City Chambers on 8th June. The event attracted over 85 delegates from all over Scotland and the UK. Reported widely in the press as Edinburgh prepares to launch 20mph city wide limits with Glasgow soon to follow suit, the event was a great success.  (Image shows panel: Rod King MBE - 20s Plenty for Us, Cllr. Lesley Hinds -City of Edinburgh, Phil Nobel - City of Edinburgh and Graham Thomson - Transport Scotland)

Transition Funded Authorities announced

What is keenly awaited announcement, the Transition Year Funding for sustainable transport projects 2016 - 17

£21m green transport funding to support job creation and clean up air quality. 

Successful schemes get funding to improve lives and increase access to jobs.

Councils across the country have won nearly £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport, it was announced today (Tuesday 24 May).

The funding is being given out for 23 sustainable travel initiatives across England that boost local economies by supporting people’s ambitions -  offering cheap, clean and healthy travel options to access jobs and education opportunities.

 Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said: “Green transport cuts congestion and improves air quality. It also offers the cheapest and healthiest way for people to access jobs and education.

“The schemes will make a real difference for residents and help provide better air quality for everyone. Our £21m funding shows we are committed to improving lives through investment in sustainable transport.”

 Successful local authorities demonstrated they could cut emissions, support social and economic growth and increase cycling and walking in their areas.

This funding continues the government’s commitment to green transport. Over £300 million is committed to support cycling and walking over this Parliament. More than £6 billion will be provided for local road maintenance up to 2021 benefitting cyclists as well as motorists, with well-surfaced roads and cycle paths.

The government also aims to make almost every car and van zero emission by 2050 with £2 billion work of measures committed since 2011 to green transport schemes. This has funded thousands of low emissions buses introduced by bus operators on routes across England. 

The list of successful schemes is available below listing authority, region and amount of Transition Funding, match funding in most cases increases the overall proposed spend:

Birmingham City Council

West Midlands

Walk To…


Brighton & Hove City Council

South East

Transition Brighton & Hove


Bristol City Council

South West

Travel WEST Transition


Central Bedfordshire Council

East of England

Creating Opportunities and Breaking Down Barriers via the Luton to Dunstable Cycle Superhighway


Cheshire East Council

North West

Access to Employment and Skills Through Active Travel


Devon County Council

South West

Boosting growth through sustainable travel


Gloucestershire County Council

South West

Thinktravel Gloucestershire


Hampshire County Council

South East

Connecting Hampshire to Grow Rural Prosperity


Herefordshire Council

West Midlands

Destination Hereford Phase 2


Hertfordshire County Council

East of England

Sustainable Travel Transition Year Bid


Isle of Wight Council

South East

Transforming Travel: Continuing Our Journey to Sustainability and Growth


Lincolnshire County Council

East Midlands

Access Lincoln


Manchester Combined Authority

North West

Let’s Get to Work (2016/17)


Milton Keynes Council

South East

get smarter travel in Milton Keynes


Norfolk County Council

East of England

Pushing Ahead: AtoBetter, Your Journey, Your Way


North East Combined Authority

North East

Go Smarter (across the North East)


North East Lincolnshire Council

Yorkshire & Humber

Delivering Growth Through Sustainable Travel


North Lincolnshire Council

Yorkshire & Humber

Travel Best: Sustainable Ways to Work


 Peterborough City Council

East of England

Travelchoice Focus


Portsmouth City Council

South East

A sustainable and Connected City (Phase 2)


 Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield City Region: Active, Connected, Efficient


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (Tees Valley Unlimited)

North East

Connect Tees Valley 2016/17 Transition



Swindon Borough Council

South West

Swindon Travel Choices – Transition Year


 Total: £20.631m

Local Transport Hack - on behalf of Landor LINKS

Local Transport Hack - on behalf of Landor LINKS

As part of the Smarter Travel LIVE! event we are running a transport 'hackathon' this weekend on behalf of Landor LINKS

We have four teams of developers here now who are working on challenges from the world of local transport.

The challenges include:

From Traveline they are looking for an improved way to get information out on live disruption notifications,.

From the Lake District National Park, they have a major problem with congestion caused by the 20 million visitors arriving by car. Can the hackers propose new ways of getting these visitors to choose a better way to get to the Park?

From Milton Keynes they have issues with car parking in the city centre, can the hackers develop an App to show residents and visitors to available parking spaces?

Bucks CC have a Total Transport project, and want to understand possible solutions to reduce costs associated with assisted travel.

It looks like the Lake District and Traveline challenges have attracted the most interest. The solutions will be presented at Smarter Travel LIVE on Thursday.



We've flipped the lid and pushed the button. We're off on a mission to... well let's see where Giant Carrots takes us.

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