In April 2022 we were awarded over half a billion pounds (£540m) to improve the West of England’s sustainable transport system. This was the highest amount of funding per head awarded in England.
This funding will make it easier for residents and visitors to travel in and around the region, accessing their homes, places of work and ways to enjoy themselves in a sustainable way.
The West of England is a great place to live, work and visit. We have a high potential economy with opportunities for significant for further growth being delivered by our residents and businesses. However, we know that the transport network in the region has acted as a constraint to this growth.
The funding, awarded by the Department for Transport as part of the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement, will help unlock the following benefits:
Our Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, working with Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils, will drive the delivery of these benefits though a programme of investment in a range of projects spanning public transport, cycling and walking.
The Sustainable Transport Settlement covers the opportunity to drive our economic, social and environmental ambitions by making a meaningful difference to travel choices and experiences for residents and visitors. It describes a coherent programme of investment in public transport, cycling and walking, the benefits and outcomes we expect to see, and how we are setting ourselves up for successful delivery.