23 June 2021
Responding to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report published today (23 June), which calls for a shift in the government’s approach to decarbonising the transport sector, Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport said:
"Electric vehicles are essential to tackling climate change and air pollution, but they do nothing to cut congestion or help social mobility considering that a quarter of households currently have no access to a car. Alongside measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles, the government must redouble its efforts to boost public transport by investing in services and infrastructure. It must also send the right pricing signals by making public transport cheaper and introducing road pricing as soon as possible."
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Notes to Editors
- Campaign for Better Transport has long campaigned for an end to the fuel duty freeze and for vehicle taxation reform alongside the introduction of a national road pricing scheme. You can read more in this recent blog.
- In order to make public transport more affordable, Campaign for Better Transport would like to targeted measures to reduce fares across the country including more smart ticketing, multi-operator and multi-modal tickets, more concessions for certain groups and low fare trials.
- Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).