15 July 2009: We're glad the Government has put out a strategy today for reducing carbon in the transport sector. But it seems to think business as normal can continue, with a bit of tweaking. It’s wrong: carbon emissions won’t fall if it continues with plans to build roads, expand airports, under-fund buses and increase train fares. The Government needs to go back to basics and come up with a real vision for what transport will look like in a low-carbon future.
We think people will travel less than they do now, and they’ll travel more by bus, train, walking and cycling and less by car and plane. The Government should be thinking about how we can get there, fast.