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Three Island businesses are celebrating after securing sustainable transport funding from the Isle of Wight Council. The funding awards follow the launch of the Active Travel Innovation Grant Fund in July 2017, when the council put out the call for organisations and businesses to submit applications for funding to deliver innovative active travel projects. The successful applicants will introduce a range of initiatives, aimed at encouraging more cycling and walking on the Island, including increasing the availability of electric bikes for both employee and visitor travel. More

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The sustainable travel support scheme will focus on providing 1-to-1 travel advice and training for active job seekers on the Island, and offer support with the cost of sustainable transport. Whilst job seekers already benefit from an existing discount for rail travel, this project will provide support for additional modes including bus, electric bike and the recently launched car club operated through Co-Wheels. The scheme is being delivered in partnership with JobCentre Plus and Sustrans, the UK charity helping people to travel sustainably and is 1 of 11 projects being delivered by the Isle of Wight Council through its Sustainable...

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