Road Traffic Control

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 July 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Merron Baroness Merron Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Health and Social Care), Shadow Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deliver traffic reduction schemes that (1) incentivise people to switch to cleaner modes of transport, and (2) support those who might struggle to get around without a car, to access (a) newer, and (b) less polluting, vehicles.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Local authorities are responsible for delivering traffic reduction schemes as they are best placed to make the decisions that will deliver the practical changes required. However, as set out in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, the Government is committed to supporting places reduce emissions from transport while making journeys better.

We have invested in a range of schemes to help local transport authorities to manage demand on their roads. This includes £4.8 billion of funding via the Levelling-Up Fund, which so far through Round One has allocated funding for 19 places to deliver transport-based projects with decarbonisation benefits. We have also supported innovative trials through the Future Transport Zones programme, such as the Transport for West Midlands Mobility Credits pilot which is helping Coventry residents switch their old, more polluting, cars for local bus and rail services as well as car clubs or bike share schemes.

In April, we published the Local Authority Decarbonisation Toolkit, which provides practical support to authorities to help encourage sustainable travel whilst also providing accessible transport services and access to newer and less polluting transport options, like car clubs. We will continue to support local authorities to drive improvements through their Local Transport Plans.

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