Shropshire benefits from four main streams of departmental funding to encourage cycling in England.
Local Transport Plan funding
Shropshire received £4,011,000 integrated transport funding for 2009-10. Funding for other years is available on the Department for Transport website under "Funding for local transport". Local authorities have discretion to spend their allocations in line with their priorities. The Department does not keep records of local funding decisions.
Cycle City and Town funding
Shrewsbury was chosen as a cycle town in June 2008 and is funded until 2010-11. Departmental funding is used to encourage cycling in the town. The funding is match funded by Shropshire council.
Links to schools
The Department funds links to schools to encourage cycling and walking to schools, as a contribution to the total cost, with the rest of the funding coming from the local authority.
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Cycle training grants
Local authorities apply for grants to train school children in Bikeability level 2. Bikeability level 2 is an approved cycle training course normally undertaken by children in years five to six (ages 10-11).
Shropshire received the following: