This Transport Strategy sets the policy framework, supported by an initial investment pipeline, that will deliver our ambition. It is guided by four key principles:
• Achieving net zero carbon emissions from transport no later than 2050, with an ambition to reach this by 2040
• Improving quality of life and wellbeing through a safe and inclusive transport system accessible to all which emphasises sustainable and active travel
• Supporting the regional economy by connecting people and businesses to markets and opportunities
• Ensuring the Heartland works for the UK by enabling the efficient movement of people and goods through the region and to/from international gateways, in a way which lessens its environmental impact.