Kent Thameside Local Sustainable Transport Fund
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, More than £2m, LGF1
Construction in progress
Expected completion date
This scheme consists of a number of Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) capital measures for implementation in Kent Thameside in 2015/16. These measures will compliment and be introduced alongside a number of LSTF revenue measures that were successful in receiving support from the Department for Transport (DfT) in the recent 2015/16 revenue funding round.
Reducing congestion and improving accessibility
It comprises a package of measures to reduce congestion and improve accessibility through the delivery of a fully integrated sustainable transport network, allowing the user to transfer seamlessly between modes and making sustainable transport a real alternative to the private car.
The scheme will ensure that rail, bus, walking and cycling routes are fully integrated to provide a real opportunity for door-to-door journey planning and will also promote the use of the river transport available via the Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry.
Innovative website and Smartphone app
The capital package will be supported by Kent County Council’s 2015/16 revenue LSTF bid, which includes the development of an innovative website and Smartphone app, promotion of the transport network and future ticketing technologies and promotion to businesses of technologies such as telephone and video conferencing and connection software to allow home working.
The website and app will provide cost, mode and journey time comparisons, real time information throughout the journey, access to ticketing accounts and promote the use of sustainable modes and car sharing, building a profile of the user to target future publicity and promotions. Personalised journey planning will be used to promote the website and app to those who would not usually consider any means other than the car for their journey/s.
This scheme, in previous submission to the SELEP, is entitled:
Kent Thameside: Integrated Door-to-Door Journeys
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The deal and brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.