Overview Lincolnshire County Council has been awarded £4.89 million from the DfT to implement the Access LN6 project over 3 years. The project will improve economic, environmental and social issues in the area by encouraging residents, visitors and businesses to change their travel behaviour patterns and incorporate Sustainable Travel into their daily lives.
Consultation Traffic congestion has had a negative impact on the local economy. Poor public transport services and travel information. Inadequate walking and cycling facilities.
Objectives Reduction in car use. Reduction in journey times. New and improved bus routes. Increase in cycle trips. Change in pupils’ travel patterns. Increase in rail patronage. Reduction in carbon emissions. Increase in active adults and improved health in the community.
Underway…. LCC have worked closely with Stagecoach to improve the current 44 service. The route (44a) operates with an increased frequency and now includes Sadler Road and Teal Park and offers connections with the 66 Birchwood –Hartsholme service. Plans are also underway to improve cycle routes in the area particularly along Whisby Road.
Underway…. A Cycling audit will ascertain areas for improvement. Work at Hykeham Station to secure improved facilities continues. Bike-It Officer in schools A programme of Bikeability
Underway…. Grants for small businesses to implement facilities such as cycle parking, showers and lockers Working with LSP to identify gaps in the market for physical activity i.e. jogging clubs, orienteering and buggy fit
Involving the Community Events will be held to engage the wider local community. Schools will be given the opportunity to reduce the barriers to walking/cycling to school incl. CATCH funding We are already engaging with businesses to help them recognise the economic benefits of active and sustainable travel.
Involving the Community Personalised Travel Planning – a well established method that encourages people to make more sustainable travel choices. Community Audit – Please email ideas for improvements to LSTF@lincolnshire.gov.ukLSTF@lincolnshire.gov.uk
Please take a look at the full successful bid at: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lstf