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Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 157337, tabled on 21 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice has his Department given to National Highways on delivering on the Transport Decarbonisation Plan's strategic priority that people should use their cars less often.

Answered on

26 April 2022

National Highways’ Net Zero plan, published in July 2021, sets out how it will make the operation, maintenance and enhancement of our strategic roads net zero. This aligns with the Department’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, also published in July 2021, which sets out ambitious and accelerating plans to decarbonise all road traffic and will transform roads’ impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside this, one of the strategic priorities in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan is “Accelerating modal shift to public and active transport" and the document sets out how this this will be achieved.