Sustainable travel guide
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||22 February 2010|
|Mode/topic:||Roads, Local authorities, Sustainable travel|
Minister of State for Transport, November 2009:
"I believe that sustainable low carbon travel is part of the solution, not just for transport but across a wide range of local priorities."
"I hope to see the third round of Local Transport Plans delivering transport strategies which realise the full benefits of sustainable travel. The key is effective delivery."
Sustainable travel initiatives can add real value to the next round of Local Transport Plans.
They reduce greenhouse gases, support economic recovery, promote social inclusion, improve quality of life, and encourage healthier lifestyles. Not to mention, they are low cost, high value for money, and flexible to implement.
We can really increase the amount of people who walk, cycle and use public transport - simply by helping people plan their journeys, providing more travel information, and by marketing sustainable and active travel.
This is demonstrated by the impressive results from the 'Sustainable Travel Towns' - Darlington, Peterborough and Worcester - where cycling, walking and bus use all increased. Now is the time to achieve a step change in your local area.
This web guide is a bite-sized version of Delivering sustainable, low-carbon, travel: An essential guide for Local Authorities.
And it goes further.
It gives more examples of how local authorities have successfully implemented sustainable travel packages in their local areas. It also offers a portal to facilitate more discussion and learning on sustainable travel.
- direct any sustainable travel questions to us at DfT via our contact us page
- share best practice and blog about sustainable travel issues you are facing via the interactive community on the Communities of Practice website
- participate yourselves in live sustainable travel web chat events hosted on the LTP Network
The contents of the web-guide show how sustainable initiatives might best be delivered, measured and funded.
To be successful, they need careful analysis of the problem, a robust appraisal of options to develop an appropriate package and a clear framework for funding, delivering and monitoring.
- Getting started and creating sustainable travel packages
- Sustainable travel packages
- Preparing your business case
- Securing funding
- Ensuring effective delivery and evaluation
- Working in partnership across your local area
- Sustainable travel best practice
- Summary of Sustainable Travel Town results evaluation
- Contact us