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Improving travel (Weymouth - Dorchester corridor)

Dorset County Council received £2.409m from the Department for Transport through its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to improve travel.

This 'one off' funding was granted by the DfT for specific projects that are sustainable after the end of the project. 

The project was successfully completed and included:

Child miles

The school travel health check shows that 46% of children in Weymouth and 44% of children in Dorchester do not attend their nearest school. We're working with schools to help increase the take up of places by local children and to get children walking and cycling to school. Schools are also supported throughout the year with events such as International walk to school month.

Cycle parking

Cyclists can lock-up their bikes in a new secure shelter at Westham Bridge, Weymouth. Plans for the new compound were drawn-up after a temporary one, installed during the Olympics, was a success.

The idea for the shelter came from Anne Neale and Ken Reid of the Dorset Cyclist's Network (DCN) and Cyclists Touring Club (CTC), who applied for an LSTF community grants.

LSTF background

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Funds were used to improve sustainable transport, support economic growth and reduce transport emissions of carbon.

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