8 July 2020
Responding to the launch by the Transport Secretary of a board to guide the Government's transport decarbonisation plan, as well as a public consultation on the plan, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"We welcome the Government's commitment to reducing carbon emissions from transport, and its recognition that much more needs to be done to bring the sector in line with Net Zero targets. As the UK begins the process of recovery from Covid-19, the need for sustainable transport has only strengthened. By supporting public transport, walking, cycling and zero-emission vehicles, the Government can not only improve our environment and our health, but also create jobs, tackle social exclusion and help the economy to recover."
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Notes to Editors
The Government's announcement can be read online.
Campaign for Better Transport released a report yesterday entitled Covid-19 Recovery: Renewing the Transport System.
Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).