Warwickshire residents have been promised better and safer journeys following a Government grant of £13.5 million to spend on roads, public transport, casualty reduction schemes and better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Warwickshire County Council has been given the money - as part of the Department for Transport's annual Local Transport Plan allocation - to spend on capital transport schemes in Warwickshire in the next year.

The money is a £1 million improvement on the settlement given last year.

About £9 million has been allocated for road and bridge maintenance and almost £4.4 million has been set aside for integrated transport measures, including public transport, walking, cycling, safer routes to school, casualty reduction projects and traffic management schemes.

A decision on funding for Coleshill Parkway Railway Station and Rugby Western Relief Road will be made soon.