Access Fund Bids: The role of Shared Transport

Shared transport can improve access to employment, training and key services. It can provide sustainable travel, particularly (but not exclusively) in areas of sparse public transport provision, and cost effective, popular access to new and existing employment, education and training opportunities.

Carplus Bikeplus has published resources to help shape bids to the Access Fund.

Our document clarifies what is meant by shared transport – so that you are better aware of possibilities in relation to your area, and briefly summarises how shared transport can support your bid to the DfT’s Access Fund.

It includes:

  • How shared transport fits into the five cases set out in the bidding documentation
  • Case studies and evidence
  • Examples of shared transport ideas for access fund bids
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Links to support and useful contacts.

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What can Shared Transport do for your Access Fund Bid

Evidence of social and environmental benefits of shared transport

Case Study: A village-to-city commuter car club

Case Study: 2+ Car sharing at Ocado

Case Study: Bike share scheme in Rotherham

Research: How bike share supports access to work

Key achievements


Media information


How to become a member


Accreditation for bike share operators


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