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Hampshire Sustainable Transport Towns Project

This £4.1m project, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) runs until March 2015. Itaims to encourage residents and workers in the six towns of Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Winchester to make greater use of sustainable travel modes in their everyday journeys.

If more people choose to make short journeys by local bus, rail, walking, cycling or car-sharing more of the time instead of by car, where a reasonable alternative exists, then this will help to:

Initiatives in progress at March 2013

Although Hampshire County Council is leading on the delivery of the project, it is working with a range of project partners and specialists, including District Councils, cycling charity the CTC, Sustrans, local bus and rail operators and community groups.

Background and context

The Hampshire Sustainable Transport Towns (HSTT) Project comprises a package of 31 complementary measures spread between the six towns. Below is a copy of the bid that was submitted to the DfT in April 2011.

Submitted Bid (pdf download)

The bid was accepted by the DfT in July 2011 as one of 39 projects that received LSTF Tranche 1 funding. In January 2013, the County Council agreed with the DfT a revised grant profile, that has seen some grant carried over from the 2012/13 financial year into 2013/14. Delivery of some initiatives including cycle compounds at rail stations, and station travel plans in all six towns and real time bus improvements have been brought forward compared to the timetable set out in the original bid.

As part of the project, a number of transport improvements are being delivered or are planned in all six towns up to March 2015. These improvements will be supported by marketing and travel planning work to encourage residents and workers to consider making more use of sustainable forms of travel.

 

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