May 28, 2012 11.33 am This story is over 137 months old

South Lincoln gets £4.9m green transport funds

Public transport: A sum on money will be put towards sustainable public transport in the south of the city.

Residents and businesses in the Doddington Road and Whisby Road area of Lincoln will be benefitting from a variety of sustainable public transport choices.

A bid to the Department for Transport resulted in the area gaining £4.9 million in funding.

The money will be put towards the Access LN6 package, which is looking at ways to offer transport schemes that encourage smarter travel choices, reduce congestion, and cut carbon emissions.

Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, Councillor William Webb, said: “This is absolutely marvellous news for people who live and work in this part of the city and North Hykeham.

“It will make it far easier for them to leave the car at home and use public transport, cycle or walk instead.

“They will also be doing their bit for the local environment by helping to cut carbon emissions.”

He added: “The bid involved an extensive public consultation to make sure the ideas reflected the reality of what local people and businesses wanted to see.”

The full plans for the Access LN6 package have not been fully confirmed, but changes to the North Hykeham train station, and new walking and cycling routes are expected.

A public consultation will take place with residents, schools and employers to finalise how to deliver projects and encourage people to use sustainable transport.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council