by Steve Beasant on 23 March, 2015
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announces package to improve journeys from ‘door to door’.
A £3.9 million package to boost environmentally-friendly transport and improve accessibility for disabled people has been unveiled by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today (23 March 2015).
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.
“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.”
Today’s announcement includes:
The announcement comes as research published today shows the positive impact of the government’s Bikeability programme, designed to teach primary school children cycle safety and improve confidence.
Children who undertook training under the scheme said their level of confidence has increased, with twice as many correctly answering questions on where to position their bikes when cycling on the road – a key factor for cycle safety.Leave a comment