Sustainable transport funding

Funding decisions and reports about the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, Sustainable Travel Towns Scheme and the Access Fund.

These documents outline the funding decisions made and reports relating to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), Sustainable Travel Towns Scheme and the Access Fund. The bidding process for these funds is now closed.


Local Sustainable Transport Fund decisions

The 2011 white paper ‘Creating growth, cutting carbon’, explained how changes to local transport could cut carbon emissions and create local growth.

A total of £560 million was originally made available through the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) LSTF. Funding was topped up with a further £40 million in 2012 (with local contribution provided by local authority partners). In total, DfT awarded funding to 96 sustainable transport packages from 77 local authorities between 2011 and 2015. Along with local contributions provided by all funded project teams, over £1 billion is now being invested in local sustainable travel.

£100 million capital funding for the fund has been made available through the Local Growth Fund for 2015 to 2016. The department has also made available a further £78.5 million of revenue funding (including Bikeability training) to enable further investment in sustainable transport schemes.

Local Sustainable Transport Fund annual reports

Local Sustainable Transport Fund research and analysis

Sustainable Travel Towns research and analysis

Published 2 July 2013
Last updated 6 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. LSTF reports published on meta-analysis of the fund and research into its impacts on carbon and congestion relief, visitor travel, town centres and employment sites.

  2. 'Impact of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund' published.

  3. Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Access Fund reports.

  4. Published a research report about the 'Value for money of major bus-related schemes'.

  5. 'Local Sustainable Transport Fund: interim meta-analysis' published.

  6. First published.