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Think smart to deliver sustainable travel of the future

As I write this piece, we are waiting to hear which local authorities have been successful in their bids to be granted support from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel. With more competition for less funding, it is clear that authorities need to be a lot smarter about how to select initiatives that will deliver the best outcomes for their communities.

Jonathan Foster-Clark
06 January 2017
Jonathan Foster-Clark, Senior Strategy Advisor, Atkins
Jonathan Foster-Clark, Senior Strategy Advisor, Atkins
Provide it and it will be used: infrastructure for healthy living doesn’t always need to be complicated
Provide it and it will be used: infrastructure for healthy living doesn’t always need to be complicated

 

The most successful authorities will reduce reliance on government and take greater local control of how they fund their programmes. They will make a strong case for sustainable travel, build strong partnerships, unlock other sources of funding and develop new ways of working. They will be bold, they will learn from experience and they will focus relentlessly on what really works.

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