To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish revised national road traffic forecasts to replace those 2018 forecasts that predate the net zero target.
27 April 2021
Road Traffic Forecasts 2018 presented the latest forecasts for traffic demand, congestion and emissions in England and Wales up to the year 2050. These were produced using the Department for Transport’s National Transport Model (NTM).
Whilst there are no immediate plans to publish an update, the Department regularly reviews and evaluates the evidence base on the drivers of demand and sources of uncertainty. The next update will explore the possible range of impacts resulting from net zero targets.