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.
Delivering Sustainable Transport Solutions for Housing Growth report.
- 09 December 2010
Building sustainable transport into new development: a menu of options for growth points and eco-towns
Building sustainable transport into new development: a menu of options for growth points and eco-towns.
- 03 April 2008
Information to accompany the publication of Delivering Sustainable Low Carbon Travel: An essential guide for local authorities.
Programmes and policies the Office for Low Emission Vehicles has responsibilities for.
All cars on the road today contribute to climate change because their engines burn fuel and therefore produce carbon dioxide (CO2) every time we drive. Yet you can easily reduce these emissions and save money too. By following a few simple tips and suggestions on the Act On CO2 website you can reduce your engine's workload, which means it will burn less fuel and produce less CO2.
- 19 April 2007
Smarter choices are techniques for influencing people's travel behaviour towards more sustainable options such as encouraging school, workplace and individualised travel planning.
Best practice guide for local authorities on how to deliver environmentally friendly transport on a local level and reduce carbon emissions.
- 09 November 2009
The UK is a signatory to the European Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC), also known as the Energy Services Directive. The Directive aims to improve energy end-use efficiency in all sectors, including the transport sector.
Shared space is a concept predominantly aimed at reducing the impact of motor traffic in places used by pedestrians. Shared spaces often feature minimal road signing and marking - some schemes also have a shared surface, where kerbs are omitted and pedestrians share a common surface with vehicular traffic. With no clear indication of priority, motorists are encouraged to drive more slowly and interact directly with pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.
The mobility of people and goods is a key element of successful business, but transport can also offer opportunities for reducing carbon emissions and costs. This page identifies the free guidance, training, information servies and funding available to help organisations identify where costs and CO2 emissions can be reduced from business travel, fleet and freight operations.
- 18 July 2008
Background note to Car Sharing and Car Clubs
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'.
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.
Manual for Streets provides guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, design, provision and approval of new residential streets, and modifications to existing ones. It aims to increase the quality of life through good design which creates more people-orientated streets.
Summary report of the findings of an evidence base review investigating the research base on public attitudes towards climate change and transport behaviour.
- 03 August 2006
Full report findings of a review that investigated the research base on public attitudes towards climate change and transport behaviour
Full report findings of a review conducted by a research team led by Dr Jillian Anable, UK Energy Research Centre. The review investigates the research base on public attitudes towards climate change and transport behaviour.
- 03 August 2006
Brief explanation of teleworking.
- 27 June 2005
Information about the sustainable travel schemes.
Sustainable travel email contacts
- 28 April 2005
- Last update:
- 26 April 2010
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
- Carbon Pathways - Informing development of a carbon reduction strategy for transport (PDF - 1024 KB)
- Climate change and transport
- Home Zones
- Low Carbon Transport: A Greener Future
- Transport Carbon Reduction Delivery Plan and Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Transport 2010- 2012
Travel awareness campaigns
In Town Without My Car
- In Town Without My Car! - 2009 campaign information
- In Town Without My Car! - checklist
- In Town Without my Car! - good practice guide (PDF - 3945 KB)
- In Town Without My Car! - How to organise an opinion poll
- In Town Without My Car! - Notes for briefing stewards
- In Town Without My Car! - Questionnaire (DOC - 66 KB)
- In Town Without My Car! - The Residents' Car Free Day
- In Town Without My Car! - Results spreadsheet (XLS - 224 KB)
- In Town Without My Car! - Spreadsheet instructions (PDF - 12 KB)
- In Town Without My Car! - What is European Mobility Week?
- In Town Without My Car! - What is In Town- Without My Car?
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