This section describes the Department's work to promote initiatives that can reduce congestion, improve local environments and encourage healthier and safer lifestyles. Many of these initiatives are part of the broader cross government agenda for Creating Safer Greener Communities. Visit www.cleanersafergreener.gov.uk for more information on this topic.
Information is also available regarding climate change and transport.
Smarter Choices are techniques for influencing people's travel behaviour towards more sustainable options such as encouraging school, workplace and individualised travel planning.
A travel plan is a package of measures produced by employers to encourage staff to use alternatives to single-occupancy car-use.
Promoting safe and healthy journeys to school which in turn, can also help to reduce the use of the car and impact of the 'school run'.
Travel awareness campaigns aim to improve general public understanding of the problems caused by traffic growth and to encourage people to think about their own travel behaviour. These include annual events such as the In Town Without My Car! campaign.
Promoting walking as a healthy and more preferable option to the motor car for short journeys.
Strategies for promoting cycling as an alternative form of transport for local journeys.
Home Zones are residential streets in which the road space is shared between drivers and other road users with the wider needs of residents (including people who walk and cycle, and children) in mind.
Information on climate change as well as links to sites with information on how people individually can reduce the environmental impacts of their transport choices.
- 27 June 2005
Information about the sustainable travel schemes in Darlington, Peterborough and Worcester.
- 04 October 2005
- 28 April 2005
- Last update:
- 21 November 2006