Evaluation of the West of England (WEST) Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) 2011-2015
Full project title: Evaluation of the West of
England (WEST) Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF)
Sponsors: Department for Transport, through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund; Bristol City Council; South Gloucestershire Council; Bath and North East Somerset Council; North Somerset Council.
Project manager: Professor John Parkin
CTS members involved: Dr Kiron Chatterjee, Prof Graham Parkhurst
Researchers: Dr Caroline Bartle, Dr William Clayton, Dr Miriam Ricci
Start date: April 2012
Finish date: March 2015
Project briefing sheet
The Local Sustainable Transport Fund was launched in January
2011 with the four West of England unitary authorities (Bath and
North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South
Gloucestershire Councils) being awarded nearly £30 million by the
Department for Transport from the fund on two separate but
integrated project programmes. The West of England Sustainable
Travel (WEST) ‘Large Project’ programme involves an integrated
package of measures covering the entire West of England travel to
work area to be implemented in 2012/13 to 2014/15. It follows the
Key Commuter Routes (KCR) project programme which was implemented
2011/12 to 2012/13.
The WEST programme involves an integrated package of measures covering the entire West of England travel to work area which is being implemented in 2012/13 to 2014/15 and is aligned with the planned development of homes and jobs in priority growth areas up to 2030. It has a main emphasis on reducing single occupancy car journeys, and increasing modal share of public transport and active travel.
CTS is undertaking the impact and process evaluation of the WEST programme interventions. For more details please consult the project briefing sheet.