Funding will help to make transport greener

Funding will help to make transport greener

Funding will help to make transport greener

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A BID for £100,000 funding to improve travel advice in York has been described as "exemplary" by the Department of Transport.

City of York Council has been awarded the additional funding towards the i-Travel York initiative, and is one of only nine local authorities to receive the backing.

The bid was entered in November, after the initial funding of £4.6 million for the scheme which sees tailored travel advice on walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing delivered to residents - was agreed by the Government in 2011.

Councillor David Levene said: “This is excellent news for York. i-Travel York has already proved to be a successful project with hundreds of residents already benefiting from this initiative and trying out new travel options.

"By supporting even more people to walk, cycle, use public transport, or car share across the city this will help to reduce traffic congestion, improve health, and meet our aims of increasing levels of cycling by 20 per cent and walking by 10 per cent by 2016.”

For more information on i-Travel York email enquiries@itravelyork.info

Alternatively, residents can sign up to the scheme at itravelyork.info

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11:09am Wed 23 Apr 14

pedalling paul says...

Music to my ears, and a tribute to the work of Officers and the strong lead role of Cllr. Merrett.

Reallocating Councillor portfolios will not affect the principle driver for Transport policy across the City, ie the Local Transport Plan.
Read all about it at http://www.york.gov.
uk/info/200230/ltp3/
319/ltp3
Music to my ears, and a tribute to the work of Officers and the strong lead role of Cllr. Merrett. Reallocating Councillor portfolios will not affect the principle driver for Transport policy across the City, ie the Local Transport Plan. Read all about it at http://www.york.gov. uk/info/200230/ltp3/ 319/ltp3 pedalling paul
  • Score: 15

4:54pm Wed 23 Apr 14

chelk says...

Maybe they could put the money towards paying back the illegal fines they took. Then start charging cyclists Road Tax so they can also pay towards the upkeep of the roads and cycle lanes
Maybe they could put the money towards paying back the illegal fines they took. Then start charging cyclists Road Tax so they can also pay towards the upkeep of the roads and cycle lanes chelk
  • Score: -21

7:01pm Wed 23 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Well if PP thinks its a good thing then it must be bad and a waste of money.
Well if PP thinks its a good thing then it must be bad and a waste of money. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -21

12:19am Thu 24 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Plan a route during the day on York's iTravel planner and it still thinks Lendal Bridge is closed!!
Plan a route during the day on York's iTravel planner and it still thinks Lendal Bridge is closed!! AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 3

5:46am Thu 24 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

chelk wrote:
Maybe they could put the money towards paying back the illegal fines they took. Then start charging cyclists Road Tax so they can also pay towards the upkeep of the roads and cycle lanes
For that to work, car drivers would also have to be paying Road Tax - which they are not. VED is not road tax.
[quote][p][bold]chelk[/bold] wrote: Maybe they could put the money towards paying back the illegal fines they took. Then start charging cyclists Road Tax so they can also pay towards the upkeep of the roads and cycle lanes[/p][/quote]For that to work, car drivers would also have to be paying Road Tax - which they are not. VED is not road tax. Magicman!
  • Score: 5

8:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

chelk says...

Magicman! wrote:
chelk wrote:
Maybe they could put the money towards paying back the illegal fines they took. Then start charging cyclists Road Tax so they can also pay towards the upkeep of the roads and cycle lanes
For that to work, car drivers would also have to be paying Road Tax - which they are not. VED is not road tax.
Nit Picking used to be Road Tax just a change of name however it is about time cyclists paid their way and stopped sponging off other road users and yes I am willing to pay a Road Tax so long as it is used on the Roads
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chelk[/bold] wrote: Maybe they could put the money towards paying back the illegal fines they took. Then start charging cyclists Road Tax so they can also pay towards the upkeep of the roads and cycle lanes[/p][/quote]For that to work, car drivers would also have to be paying Road Tax - which they are not. VED is not road tax.[/p][/quote]Nit Picking used to be Road Tax just a change of name however it is about time cyclists paid their way and stopped sponging off other road users and yes I am willing to pay a Road Tax so long as it is used on the Roads chelk
  • Score: 0

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