Local Sustainable Transport Fund bids

The Local Sustainable Transport Fund is a government fund. Local Transport Authorities can make bids to the fund for projects that aim to deliver sustainable transport measures. Through the Local Transport Plan, Metro and its partners have submitted the following bids since the Fund opened.

go:green for growth in West Yorkshire

A bid to continue work around walking, cycling, smart cards and helping job seekers to access work by public transport and bike.

Complementing the Leeds City Region Strategic Economic Plan and building on current activities, our four travel packages support economic growth by promoting sustainable travel options to increase access to employment and training opportunities, with emphasis on locations of high unemployment and health inequality across West Yorkshire.

Building on the successful West Yorkshire Travel Plan Network and JobCentre Plus Partnership, we will assist jobseekers, NEETs and young people into employment and training by offering discounted tickets we will encourage car commuters to change to sustainable modes. Seamless door-to-door journeys by sustainable modes will be facilitated through further ‘Smart Ticketing’ developments to increase payment options.

To increase physical activity, our programme will continue go:cycling and expand CityConnect’s Best Foot Forward project to go:walking. Promotion of cycling through engagement activities to get more people cycling more often, as well as increasing physical activity through active travel, will work to reduce health inequality across West Yorkshire.

Bid document: go:green for growth in West Yorkshire (pdf, 6mb, opens in a new window)

Getting Transport to Work

Large proposal

The proposal will support economic growth and achieve reductions in carbon emissions by delivering a West Yorkshire-wide package that will promote and encourage existing employees and job seekers to use low carbon modes for travel to work. This will be complemented by targeted investment in a behaviour change programme, cycle and walking routes, town centre pedestrian improvements, new public transport products, bus park-and-ride, cycle/rail interchange enhancements and network management improvements.

This overall approach will reduce congestion, connect people with jobs and facilitate them to make sustainable travel choices. It will focus on the main urban areas of West Yorkshire where 41% of employment and the largest destinations (retail, tertiary education, hospitals) are located. This focus will facilitate a step change in the availability and awareness of sustainable modes and provide a high level of value for money.

Bid document: Getting Transport to Work Large Proposal (pdf, 2.23mb, opens in a new window)


Key Component Bid

This bid aims to support economic growth and achieve reductions in carbon by delivering a West Yorkshire-wide package to promote and encourage use of low carbon modes for travel to employment for existing employees and job seekers.

This will be complemented by targeted packages of cycle and walking routes and other enhancements.

This package approach will reduce congestion, connect people with jobs and encourage them to make sustainable travel choices. It will focus on the main urban areas of West Yorkshire where 41% of employment and the largest destinations (retail, tertiary education, hospitals) are located.

Bid document: Getting Transport to Work Key Component (pdf, 7.44mb, opens in a new window)

Connecting the Dales

An initiative to meet the needs of local communities, businesses and visitors by developing sustainable passenger transport to underpin and promote economic prosperity in the Dales.

Metro, in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the Dales Integrated Transport Alliance partners, has submitted a bid for funding for rural services.

The bid, for funding from the Department for Transport's Local Sustainability Transport Fund, is to develop and enhance the current network of transport services and facilities in the Yorkshire Dales improving access to jobs and leisure opportunities for people in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Bid document: Connecting the Dales (pdf, 708kb,opens in new window)

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