Sustainable transport funding

Funding decisions and reports about the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and the Access Fund.

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


Access Fund decisions

The Access Fund will help local authorities to deliver sustainable transport projects that support economic growth.

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A total of £560 million was originally made available through the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) LSTF.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

  1. Impact of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund: summary report

    • Research and analysis
  2. Local Sustainable Transport Fund: what works?

    • Research and analysis
  3. Value for money assessment for major bus-related schemes

    • Research and analysis
Published 2 July 2013
Last updated 5 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. 'Impact of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund' published.
  2. Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Access Fund reports.
  3. Published a research report about the 'Value for money of major bus-related schemes'.
  4. 'Local Sustainable Transport Fund: interim meta-analysis' published.
  5. First published.