Thursday 9 December 2021

Oxford to get £35m boost for sustainable transport

Oxford to get £35m boost for sustainable transport

The government has announced an investment of £35 million to the A40 in Oxford to lessen congestion, improve options for cycling and walking and boost electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

In addition, the investment will go towards building thousands of new homes in Oxfordshire and improving local bus services – to encourage more people to take public transport and cut down their carbon footprint.

These changes are part of the wider £156 million investment from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) A40 upgrade package; encouraging more sustainable forms of travel and improving transport links.

The A40 is also one of the last main roads running through Oxford that lacks a ‘Park & Ride’ section and the new funding will go towards creating one of those.

Transport Minister Baroness Vere commented: “Providing faster, more frequent and more reliable bus journeys is a key commitment in our national bus strategy and one I take very seriously.

“I’m delighted to see this funding going towards giving local residents the bus services they deserve.

“By building improved and safer infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, we will enable more people to take up active travel as a healthier and more sustainable way to get around.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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