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Carbon reduction needs car reduction

Despite plans to build a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, connectivity between the UK member nations seems to be in short supply right now, particularly in terms of traffic reduction policies.

Scotland’s updated Climate Change Policy has set an ambitious and transformational target of 20% traffic reduction by 2030. The Scottish Government has promised to publish a route-map this year setting out its plan to meet the 20% reduction. This will complement other measures it is taking such as ‘20 minute neighbourhoods’ and a ‘Work Local’ programme. 

The Wales Transport Strategy, ‘Llwybr Newydd’ (New Pathway) released in March, has also set some ambitious goals with a commitment that 45% of journeys are to be made by public transport, walking and cycling by 2040 (compared with the current share of 32%). As in Scotland, Wales is planning to reduce the need to travel by car, with a network of remote working hubs and enhanced broadband and is actively shifting away from the private car. 

There is a welcome return of the Transport Hierarchy to guide decisions and the Welsh strategy has bravely committed to ‘develop a framework for fair and equitable road-user charging and explore other disincentives to car use’.

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