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) 2011-2015
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
Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) members involved: Dr Kiron Chatterjee, Prof Graham Parkhurst
Researchers: Dr Caroline Bartle, Dr William Clayton, Dr Miriam Ricci
Finish date: March 2015
Project briefing sheet: Download the briefing sheet (PDF)
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 above.