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BUSINESS in Portsmouth have been invited to bid for money for measures to increase cycling and walking to work.

Until October 14, businesses can apply for up to £3,000 from the Workplace Sustainable Travel Fund to encourage employees to cycle or walk to the workplace, such as secure cycle parking, lockers and pool bikes.

Councillor Jim Fleming, Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for traffic and transportation, said: ‘I am pleased that we are able to offer local businesses the opportunity to bid for money to promote sustainable travel to their employees.’