Businesses asked to step (or pedal) forward for funding
Portsmouth businesses have been invited to bid for money for measures to increase cycling and walking to work.
Portsmouth City Council is offering Portsmouth businesses the opportunity to apply for funding from the Workplace Sustainable Travel Fund (WSTF) for physical measures to encourage employees to cycle or walk to the workplace.
Businesses have until 14 October 2016 to apply for up to £3,000 each for measures which could include secure cycle parking, lockers and pool bikes. In addition the council will give successful applicants a selection of supporting items to help them promote walking and cycling including; cycle locks, lights, pedometers, reflective products and travel maps.
The council has been able to offer this money to businesses after successfully receiving funding from the Department for Transport's Sustainable Travel Transition Fund.
Applications must be received by 14 October 2016 and successful businesses will be notified on 21 October 2016.
I am pleased that we are able to offer local businesses the opportunity to bid for money to promote sustainable travel to their employees. Anything we can do to encourage people to cycle or walk as an alternative to car use has to be positive and we hope many businesses will bid for this funding.Cllr Jim Fleming, Portsmouth City Council's Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation