Plymouth secures ‘smarter travel’ funding for the Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has successfully secured £0.71 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to support sustainable travel in two of the city’s growth areas.

Plymouth’s scheme is one of 44 across the country that will receive a share of £64 million of investment from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver environmental, health and economic benefits to local communities.

The funding will be used to encourage and enable sustainable travel in Derriford and to and from the Royal William Yard and will build on the success of the city’s current LSTF programme, Plymotion.

The funding will deliver:

  • Personalised travel advice to 20,000 households in the north of the city
  • Cycling programmes targeted at leisure and commuter cyclists, children and adults
  • An enhanced bus service between the city centre and Royal William Yard

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We’re thrilled our bid has been successful. The current Plymotion programme has been very well received and is encouraging people to walk, cycle and use the bus more. It’s great that we’re now able to expand the programme to residents and business in the north of the city as well.”

Plymouth’s bid is also endorsed by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership in recognition of the importance of sustainable transport in supporting the planned growth for the north of the city.

The bid will be delivered in partnership with sustainable transport providers in the city. Full details are available on our LSTF page.