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Coronavirus emergency:
Latest News:
07 January 2021


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Here is the latest update on the transport impacts of the Coronavirus emergency. Please send your news and stories which inform, inspire and help support colleagues across the sector. 

Latest news:
The UK Government has made a commitment to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030

MPs investigate zero emission vehicles and road pricing

The UK Government has pledged new funding of £26bn since January 2020 for climate and nature over the course of the next parliament, including on low carbon transport, industrial decarbonisation and low carbon buildings. Taking into account these spending promises, the Green Alliance estimates that £22.7bn of additional spending will be needed every year to tackle the climate and nature emergency to the end of this parliament in 2024. This includes an additional £9bn a year on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, and on walking, cycling, bus and rail infrastructure; £2.3bn a year on making buildings e cient and kickstarting the roll-out of electric heat pumps; £400m a year on establishing a resource efficiency programme for industry; and £6.6bn a year on nature restoration and establishing a world leading food, farming and fishing sector.

Green Alliance warns UK will miss emission targets

CLADS aims to provide important data sharing standards for London boroughs when it comes to understanding how car clubs work

Data framework looks to accelerate car clubs

Lorna Finlayson, Scotland director for CoMoUK

CoMoUK sets out car-sharing vision for Scotland

Cycleway 9 on Chiswick High Road

TfL opens new temporary cycle routes

Swindon Borough Council will use £25m from Future High Street fund to turn a dual carriageway road between the rail station and town centre into a ‘bus boulevard’

£830m funding for 72 high streets

A new map showcasing the Greater Manchester city-region’s 12-month priority cycling and walking schemes. This includes the Active Travel Fund walking and cycling routes, as well as the Bee Network routes and active neighbourhoods that will be delivered by December 2021.

Greater Manchester to create 24 miles of cycling and walking routes

The forecourt where you fill up on sunshine

The forecourt where you fill up on sunshine

Steve Melia

Switch to electric cars 'won't happen fast enough'

There have been 97 million fewer bus journeys in the shire counties compared with 10 years ago

Buses Strategy must invest in county services, says inquiry

Top ten parking net-revenue earning metropolitan districts Source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Running parking operations is no-win situation for councils

Matt Gamble, Principal Consultant, Transportation, Atkins

Perspectives on the recovery in the market for bus travel

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Workplace Parking Levy + Clean Air Zones Webinar Series

Workplace Parking Levy schemes – From policy to practice

19 January 2021

This webinar will see the team that delivered Nottingham’s award-winning Workplace Parking Levy scheme share insights into policy aims, planning, operational and its positive impact on travel and air quality in the city.

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Cycling + Walking Innovations 2021

Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021

26 January 2021

Our streets, transport infrastructure and public spaces should encourage people to safely walk, scoot and cycle as a means of everyday transport.

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