£2.5 million boost for local sustainable transport schemes

24/05/2016

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has welcomed an announcement from the Department for Transport that Sheffield City Region has been awarded a £2.5 million funding boost to support improved local walking, cycling and public transport schemes.

SYPTE Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, said: “This welcome funding will allow SYPTE and our local authority partners to continue to build on the success of sustainable transport projects delivered through the Inmotion! scheme. Walking, cycling and public transport plays a key role in supporting a diverse and resilient economy. By improving facilities and empowering communities across the region to make greener travel choices, we aim to reduce excess traffic delays, tackle poor air quality and noise, and combat health problems associated with physical inactivity.”