20mph Zones Coming To Dorchester And Weymouth Town Centres
10:41am 8th August 2014
(Updated 12:05pm 8th August 2014)
We’re set to see 20mph zones in Weymouth and Dorchester town centres.
It’s just been announced the County Council’s getting £64,000 worth of funding to make it happen.
The money’s coming from the Department of Transport.
The funding has been allocated to existing local projects supported by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said:
“We’re serious about making transport better for the environment, whether that is by cutting carbon or improving air quality. Encouraging more people to cycle or use public transport makes sense for local economies, because it reduces congestion and improves public health. That’s why we’re providing record levels of funding for communities wanting to make their transport networks cleaner and greener.
“Today’s announcement comes hot on the heels of the £440 million we announced for sustainable transport schemes last month. This additional money will help communities to build on their success and see even more people making new travel choices.”