UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Norman Baker announces plans for local transport fund

Press Release   •   Sep 22, 2010 13:02 BST

“Tackling climate change starts with changing behaviour and one of the best things we can do is encourage people out of their cars for short journeys."

Liberal Democrat Transport Minister, Norman Baker has announced plans for a new local transport fund to cut down on short car journeys and encourage greener and healthier travel schemes. These could include encouraging cycle lanes, traffic management schemes and signposting for safe walking routes.
Commenting, Norman Baker said:
“Tackling climate change starts with changing behaviour and one of the best things we can do is encourage people out of their cars for short journeys.
“This fund can encourage local, healthy and environmental alternatives to car journeys.
“It will also help to cut congestion and boost the local economy.”