£2.4m injection into improving green transport links in Weymouth and Dorchester

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GREEN transport links between Weymouth and Dorchester are set to be improved with a £2.4million government grant paid out over the next three financial years.

Dorset County Council will receive the funds now it has made a successful bid to the Department for Transport (DfT).

The cash will promote sustainable transport links in the Weymouth to Dorchester corridor.

The council will also contribute nearly £1.2million of its own resources. The improvements to the transport network will include upgrading the walking and cycling routes between the towns, insg electric vehicle charging points and variable messaging in Dorchester.

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12:02pm Thu 6 Sep 12

ohec says...

All that money and thats the best they can do with it, God help us.
All that money and thats the best they can do with it, God help us. ohec
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1:48pm Thu 6 Sep 12

lostnfound says...

'The council will also contribute nearly £1.2million of its own resources', the council does not have any 'resources', the money comes from taxpayers as does the money from the 'government grant'.
I haven't noticed letters to the editor calling for charging points for electric vehicles or variable messaging.
Apparently sustainable travel is any form of transport that keeps damage to our environment, and therefore the future, to a minimum, walking does not use any form of transport.
Due to to purchase costs, electric vehicles are few, according to a newspaper article, the number of electric vehicles in the UK stands at just 1,107.
Perhaps somebody will tell us how the manufacture and installation of electrical variable messaging signs will reduce damage to our environment.
I agree with the comment above from ohec.
'The council will also contribute nearly £1.2million of its own resources', the council does not have any 'resources', the money comes from taxpayers as does the money from the 'government grant'. I haven't noticed letters to the editor calling for charging points for electric vehicles or variable messaging. Apparently sustainable travel is any form of transport that keeps damage to our environment, and therefore the future, to a minimum, walking does not use any form of transport. Due to to purchase costs, electric vehicles are few, according to a newspaper article, the number of electric vehicles in the UK stands at just 1,107. Perhaps somebody will tell us how the manufacture and installation of electrical variable messaging signs will reduce damage to our environment. I agree with the comment above from ohec. lostnfound
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3:52pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Presstostop says...

I despair at this criminal waste of money.
I despair at this criminal waste of money. Presstostop
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