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Campaigners congratulate Nottingham in reaching 2020 carbon emissions target early

10 August 2016

Nottingham City Council has achieved its carbon emissions reduction target set for 2020 four years early in part due to the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy.

Bridget Fox , Sustainable Transport Campaigner, said:

"Nottingham's pioneering use of the Workplace Parking Levy has seen investment in public transport rise, while the pollution problems of traffic have fallen, helping them achieve their 2020 emissions target early. 

"This fantastic record is one that other local authorities should follow. Councils have had these powers since 2000, and Nottingham shows how well they can work.

"Through our Tracks programme we are already sharing Nottingham's model with other local authorities and look forward to seeing more communities gain the benefits of a greener transport policy." 

ENDS

For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors 

  • Tracks is a new thought leadership programme set up by Campaign for Better Transport to react to contemporary issues in the transport sector. The annual programme comprises four themes, linked to current and evolving challenges, and each theme will have three key outputs:Research - around the topic and to form a basis for engagement with decision makers; Engagement - roundtables with policy makers; andConclusion - summary report. For more information visit www.cbtthoughtleadership.org.uk.
  • Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).