Local sustainable transport fund
This fund is now part of the Sustainable Communities Fund - find out more here.
The Department for Transport has awarded £3.8m to Hampshire County Council, the New Forest National Park and South Downs National Park - together with the neighbouring highways authorities of Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Wiltshire Council – for initiatives to reduce the impact of traffic on the two national parks.
The funding will allow the authorities to focus on:
- Improving key public transport services into the two National Parks
- Making it easy to reach visitor attractions within the two National Parks
- Promoting travel by cycle, bus and rail to and around the National Parks
- Managing traffic effectively with the Parks, so that is does not detract from the visitors’ experience.
This will be achieved through travel behaviour change campaigns supported by small scale infrastructure improvements where appropriate.