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North Lincolnshire Council has long been awarded 469,200 from the Government’s 21m Sustainable Travel Fund.

The funding will secure the recently launched CallConnect bus service along with a amount of cycling initiatives that’ll be launched across North Lincolnshire throughout next year.

Twenty-three sustainable travel initiatives nationally were each awarded a share of your Government fund. The aim of the scheme would be to boost local economies by supporting people to get moving and education employing a cheap, cleaner and healthier travel option.

The CallConnect flexible bus service is already available in the Brigg, Ridge, Barton and Ferry ward areas. Lots of people have already registered to the service and bookings always increase per week. The service allows people to book and also be collected from them geographic area at the same time useful to them. Travel passes can be used.

Coun Rob Waltham, Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It is fantastic news the Government continues to invest in North Lincolnshire. Sustainable transport offers people a less expensive and healthy method of accessing jobs and education. The Callconnect flexible bus service improves transport opportunities in rural communities and market towns for you is surely an infrequent conventional bus service.

“Our new cycling schemes will always make an absolute difference to residents and businesses by assisting to cut congestion and improve air quality. Residents will be given the ability, confidence and resources to search on two wheels.

“This can be a significant investment which will boost our local economy by supporting individuals to find their work environment or education. We have been already investing nearly 1million covering the next 4 years in linking the communities journey Ancholme valley and through the entire Isle of Axholme into Scunthorpe, so this extra funding may be a welcome boost for already exciting plans for North Lincolnshire.”

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