Transport: Sustainable Development

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage people to switch to more sustainable transport; and if he will introduce a scrappage scheme to remove the most polluting vehicles from use.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In February the Prime Minister announced £5 billion of funding for investment in local buses and cycling and walking infrastructure – £250 million of which was made available in 2020/21 for pop-up bike lanes, with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors – and we are accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles, with around £2.5bn? funding for plug-in vehicle grants and charging infrastructure.

The Government has no plans at this stage to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme.

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