Twenty year transport carbon reduction plan for Wales
The Welsh Government has published its new draft transport strategy to reduce carbon emissions from the transport network in Wales.
Transport currently make up 17% of Wales’ carbon emissions but Welsh Government has committed to set new and stretching five year priorities to tackle carbon emissions as it seeks to meet decarbonisation targets.
The draft strategy, ‘Llwybr Newydd – New Path’ will shape Wales’ transport system over the next two decades. It sets out a range of new ambitions to reshape transport in Wales, including a new sustainable transport hierarchy.
Welsh Government has already outlined its long-term ambition for 30% of the workforce to work from home or remotely, achieved by giving people more choice over how and where they work. The strategy recognises that more local services and more active travel can mean fewer people needing to use their cars daily.
‘Llwybr Newydd’ sets out four long-term ambitions for the transport system in Wales, delivered through a set of five year priorities. It also contains nine ‘mini-plans’ for modes and sectors: active travel; rail; bus; roads (including streets and parking); the third sector; taxis and private hire vehicles; freight and logistics; and ports, maritime transport and aviation.
A consultation has been launched for people to have their say on the plans, which runs until 25 January 2021.