Road Traffic Control

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 April 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting targets under the (a) Traffic Reduction Act 1997 and (b) Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Act 1998 to reduce road traffic levels year on year.

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

No recent assessment has been made of either the Traffic Reduction Act 1997 or the Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Act 1998. However, the department has been focussed on encouraging people towards active travel and public transport. This is demonstrated by the March publication of: ‘Bus Back Better’, our ambitious National Bus Strategy for England’; ‘Gear Change’, our bold vision for cycling and walking, published last year, and; the current development of a transport decarbonisation plan.

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