The government has announced that it will invest £266 million in transport schemes which boost green growth.
A total of 12 major projects and 15 smaller schemes will be financed from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, with local authorities set to provide a further £194 million to bring the total value of the schemes to £460 million.
Transport minister Norman Baker claimed that the schemes [rep] will improve the lives of people across the country.
"Investing in these schemes shows that we are serious about funding infrastructure where there is a clear business case for doing so," he said.
"The money we are putting into these projects will unlock much greater economic benefits for communities as well as improving the environment. It's a win-win."
The schemes to be funded include a cycle hire scheme and cycle bridge crossing the River Thames in Reading, as well as improvement works to public transport and cycle infrastructure in Merseyside.
Author: Public Affairs Correspondent Crispin Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 227 894)