In February 2020 Department for Transport (DfT) announced £5 billion of new funding for bus services and cycling. £2 billion has been allocated to active travel and £3 billion to bus travel. Of the £3 billion of new funding for buses, DfT has suggested an initial allocation of funding £1 billion to support investment in 4,000 zero emissions vehicles.
The opportunity to maximise the economic and social benefits of public and private investment in new housing are being missed due to a disconnect between sustainable transport and the location of new developments.
This report explores the relationship between sustainable transport and housing, and the corresponding impacts on the economy and society. This work was funded by Greener Journeys in partnership with the Department for Transport and independently undertaken by KPMG.
This report examines the Government’s plans to tackle poor air quality. The key conclusion is that while it is essential to clean up diesel vehicles, it is also crucial that congestion and the continual decline in urban traffic speeds across the UK is tackled.