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 have submitted a bid in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority to the Sustainable Travel Transition Year fund for 2016/17. The ‘See More Cumbria and the Lake District 2.0 – Extending Smarter Travel’ programme will build on the legacy of both the current See More and former Go Lakes Travel LSTF programmes. Successful smarter travel measures will be extended in to other parts of the County and National Park. Lessons learned from visitors will be embedded into residential and workforce travel patterns, improving journeys and offering more choice, whilst maximising the economic benefit of travel in the county. The bid document is set out below.