§ Mr. Drew
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made on the Department's strategy towards the implementation of green transport schemes. 779W
§ Mr. McNulty
[holding answer 23 April 2004]: The main focus of the Department's work to promote sustainable travel is by supporting the development and implementation of school and workplace travel plans. However, the Department also promotes and supports other sustainable travel measures such as car clubs and car sharing.
On 17 September last year, the Secretaries of State for Transport and for Education and Skills published "Travelling to School: An Action Plan" and announced £50 million funding over the next two years to support this. The Action Plan asks schools and local authorities to work together to develop and implement travel plans for all schools before the end of the decade.
We have also announced the continuation of our £500,000 a year programme of free Site Specific Advice to help organisations develop workplace, tourism and leisure site travel plans.