A total of £560 million was originally made available through the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).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.