Sustainable transport (Access Fund project)

Southampton City Council has secured £760,000 to fund an additional 12 months of walking and cycling projects as part of the award winning My Journey sustainable travel programme.

This funding will enable the City Council and its project delivery partners to continue delivering activities and initiatives which increase levels of walking and cycling to replace shorter journeys made in and around the city by car.

The project will be delivered along three corridors into the city from Totton (in the West), Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford (in the North) and Hedge End (in the North East) and will focus on the following three themes:

  1. Working with pupils and parents across schools in the area to build awareness, skills and confidence making travel to school by bike and on foot easier and safer 
  2. Showcasing cycling and walking through infrastructure, Cycling Festival including HSBC Let’s Ride Southampton and Cycle Southampton and grass roots support for community groups designed to overcome barriers to physical activity
  3. Help workplaces in the Southampton City Region change policies, upgrade facilities to make active travel the norm and inspire and support individuals to travel to work actively

You can find out more about sustainable transport projects on Connecting Southampton.