Derby

Views sought in Derby transport funding bid

People living in Derby are being asked for their opinions on local transport as the city council prepares to bid for a share of £560m in government funding.

The Local Sustainable Transport Fund is being made available to local authorities to encourage people to cycle, walk and use public transport.

The council has launched a online survey to help identify local issues.

In particular, it wants to know what might deter people from using sustainable forms of transport

Councillor Matthew Holmes, cabinet member for planning and the environment said: "A successful bid for funding would help enormously with projects to encourage people to use public transport, cycle or walk as opposed to using the car.

"We've seen a big increase in bus lane provision over the last few years and Derby is recognised as a Cycling City, but we feel there is still significant potential to improve things further if funding were available to us."

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