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West of England Sustainable Travel (WEST)
baseline and years one, two, and three (to 2014/15)
annual outcomes monitoring report

Bartle, Caroline; Chatterjee, Kiron; Clayton, William; Parkin, John; Ricci, Miriam


Caroline Bartle
Senior Research Fellow in Local Sustain Transport

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John Parkin
Professor in Transport Engineering


The Local Sustainable Transport Fund was launched in January 2011 with the four West of England unitary authorities (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils) being awarded nearly £30 million by the Department for Transport from the fund on two separate but linked project programmes. The Key Commuter Routes (KCR) project programme was implemented in 2011/12 to 2012/13. The West of England Sustainable Travel (WEST) ‘Large Project’ programme was implemented in 2012/13 to 2014/15 and involved an integrated package of measures covering the entire West of England travel to work area. The WEST project was awarded extension funding covering the 2015/16 financial year, but the outcomes from this funding are not covered by this report.

The context for the programme is that the West of England area has a high level of road congestion and significant anticipated growth in housing and jobs. The WEST project represents a complex intervention due to the dynamic environment in which it is being implemented, the interaction between different measures within an overall package, the targeting of multiple behaviours, the impacts potentially taking time to build up and the effects varying across the population.

This Annual Outcomes Monitoring Report for 2014/2015 provides results on outcomes from the LSTF programme delivered up to the end of 2014/15. The data presented is divided into five areas: aggregate data; business engagement; local communities; public transport and transitions. There is a final chapter which deals with the process evaluation.


annual outcomes monitoring report

Report Type Project Report
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords local sustainable transport fund evaluation, LSTF, West of England, transport


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