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Transport General / Other Page

This is where we'll add any interesting and useful stuff affecting transport in general, or areas not covered by the other themed pages (cycling, roads, and public transport).  

General Transport 

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Government Transport Decarbonisation Strategy - July 2021

The DfT have recently published this plan covering all aspects of transport decarbonisation.  The announcement says it's 'not about stopping people doing things: it’s about doing the same things differently', and 'we must deliver a step change in the breadth and scale of our ambition to reduce transport’s GHG emissions to reach net zero'.

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This research paper in partnership and part-funded by the Royal Town Planning Institute 'explores how different places can achieve an 80% reduction in surface transport emissions by 2030, as part of a pathway to net zero by 2050'.  It uses modelling to investigate the potential of interventions in different setting types, and evidences the key role of spatial planning in transport decarbonisation.

Other Transport 

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Jet Zero

This consultation document presenting the government's strategy on delivering a net zero aviation sector by 2050 was released in July, and responses are invited until 8th Sept 2021.  An online form and email address are linked here.