People across the region are being encouraged to have their say on a consultation on the Decarbonisation Strategy for the North’s transport network and Transport for the North (TfN) are hosting an online webinar to help local people and businesses learn more about the plans.
The sub-national transport body published its draft Decarbonisation Strategy last month, which sets out the target to reduce CO2 emissions on all rail and road transport by 2045. TfN’s plans set out the importance of tackling emissions in the transport sector to address climate change, as well as the importance maximising clean economic growth opportunities for the North. Plans consider action to switch to electricity and other fuels to reduce emissions, as well as promoting walking, cycling and public transport use across the region.
To help people across the region find out more and have the chance to ask questions, TfN are hosting free online events via Zoom. An event aimed specifically at the North West region will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 14 July.
Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive at Transport for the North, said:
Reducing carbon across our region’s transport network is an essential part of tackling the climate emergency – one of the greatest challenges of our time.
“We’re thrilled to be consulting a strategy for the whole region that outlines how rapid progress can be made and how the North can lead the UK in slashing carbon emissions.
“We urge everyone across the North of England to get involved in this vital work and provide their views to the consultation, helping to shape future transport networks that are not only efficient and reliable but are sustainable too.”
The consultation closes on 31st August 2021. To view TfN’s Decarbonisation Strategy in full, visit the organisation’s website where you can also register for a free place to attend the consultation webinar.