We were also successful in obtaining Local Sustainable Transport Fund funding for 2015/16 with the 'See More Cumbria and the Lake District' proposal. The programme has delivered high quality transport and connectivity improvements from key transport gateways in Cumbria to major visitor destinations. The Tour of Britain has been delivered; pay as you drive cars at railway stations and electric sheep Twizys are now available to hire; the Lakes and Dales Loop cycle route has been created, and international marketing campaigns have been delivered across the programme. The successful bid document can be found below. We also submitted a bid to provide a Sunday rail service pilot on the Cumbrian Coast Line so that the demand could be assessed for a permanent service built into the next rail refranchise, but this was unsuccessful.
See More Cumbria and the Lake District - Cumbria County Council and Lake District National Park Authority Application (PDF 7MB)
Sustainable Travel Transition Year 2016/17
We submitted a bid to the Sustainable Travel Transition Year fund 2016/17 for a 'See More Cumbria and the Lake District 2.0 - Extending Smarter Travel' programme that would build on the legacy of previous Local Sustainable Transport Fund programmes but this was unsuccessful. The bid document is set out below.
Access Fund for Sustainable Travel 2017-2020
In September 2016 we submitted a bid to the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel, in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, for a 'Go Cumbria and the Lake District' programme.
The bid proposal, objectives and measures that would be delivered can be found in the document below.