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Council awarded £1m to continue iTravel initiative

Monday 21st July 2014

Walking, Cycling, Buses, Park and Ride, ITY Programme

The Department for Transport has awarded City of York Council a further £1million to continue the city’s pioneering iTravel York sustainable transport programme.

Recognising it as an exemplar of sustainable transport policy and delivery, the DfT awarded the council the maximum amount of funding possible from its £64m Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

The funding will allow the council to continue to develop its sustainable transport schemes, from its pioneering footstreets, award winning Park and Ride service and other achievements made possible through the current iTravel York programme.

Funding will be used to support the cycling revolution that is well underway in York, which now has the third highest participation levels of any city in the UK, helped by innovative schemes such as Park & Pedal and Bike Belles (in partnership with Sustrans).

David Short, i-Travel York programme manager, said: “This additional funding was awarded to us in recognition of the excellent programme of work supporting sustainable travel in York and the achievements we have made so far. Our bid was described as ‘exemplary’ by the Department of Transport.”