Department for Transport supports Access Lincoln for further year

Access Lincoln pass

The Department for Transport has announced funding for the Access Lincoln project until 2021.

The project – run in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and Lincoln BIG – aims to provide residents, commuters and visitors with more travel choices, helping them to save time and money, lead healthier lifestyles and protect our environment.

Funding for the project had initial been due to finish in April 2020, and will now run until 2021.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, welcomed the funding announcement. He said:

"I'm so pleased to see that the value of the Access Lincoln project has been recognised by the Department for Transport and they've extended their funding until April next year.

"Since the start of the project, thousands of people have been engaged with our walking and cycling activities, and started to think about how they can travel more easily and more sustainably in and around Lincoln.

"Lincoln's traffic problems won't go away overnight, but I'm proud that Access Lincoln has played a part in changing the tide in how people think about commuting or coming to the city in their free time.

"We're excited about our plans for the coming year, so look out for more events and activites coming from Access Lincoln."

Explore your travel options in and around Lincoln; visit www.accesslincoln.co.uk for their free online travel planner and for more information about the project.

You can keep up to date with Access Lincoln on social media; visit facebook.com/YourAccessLincoln, and twitter.com/accesslincoln.

Published: 10th February 2020