£3.9m boost for greener, more accessible transport
A £3.9 million package to boost environmentally-friendly transport and improve accessibility for disabled people has been unveiled by Lib Dem Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer.
The money will be invested in improving journeys from ‘door to door’, including support for car clubs, an electrically-powered-cycle scheme pilot, and a campaign to increase the number of children walking to school.
12 mobility centres will also be revamped to provide support for disabled or elderly drivers.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said:
“This government is making journeys greener, easier and safer. Today’s announcement will help children enjoy healthier journeys to school, provide a greater variety of sustainable transport and will give a helping hand to improve mobility for elderly or disabled people. There is something here for everyone.
These schemes will improve the lives of hardworking people across the country and are further demonstration of our commitment to improving access for all.”