Cyclists on Riverfront Cycle Route - Transporter Bridge

Sustainable travel

Efficient, safe and accessible transport with overall low impact on the environment, including walking and cycling, low and ultra- low emission vehicles, car sharing and public transport.

Intervention Lead (1st Lead): Will Godfrey (Newport City Council)

Intervention Lead (2nd Lead): Craig Lane (Third Sector Partnership)

NCC Policy & Partnership Team Link: Emma Wakeham

Intervention Co-ordinator: TBC

Short term (0-5 years)

PSB to become champions of sustainable travel, leading by example and reducing the public sector's contribution to air pollution. To include:

    • Agree and implement a joint sustainable travel plan for all PSB organisations to encourage the use of public transport, walking and cycling.
    • 10% of PSB vehicle fleet to be ultra-low / zero emissions.
    • Be the voice for the local area for regional schemes impacting on travel choices and air quality.
    • Support the implementation of the new air quality supplementary planning guidance.
    • Use technology to reduce travel for people acessing services and travelling to work.

Create an environment where public transport, walking and cycling is prioritised. To include:

    • Prioritise walking and cycling infrastructure.
    • Implement on street bike share across the city.
    • Target active travel for the school run.
    • Tackle illegal parking and prioritise walking and cycling in highway design.
    • Partner with other cities succesfully encouraging walking and cycling.

Encourage the use of ultra-low / zero emission vehicles. To include:

    • Support the installation of electric charging points across the city to encourage the use of electric vehicles.

Medium term (5-10 years)

PSB to become champions of sustainable travel, leading by example and reducing the public sector's contribution to air pollution. To include:

    • Continue to implement the joint sustainable travel plan.
    • 50% of PSB vehicle fleet to be ultra-low / zero emissions.

Create an environment where public transport, walking and cycling is prioritised. To include:

    • Continue to prioritise walking and cycling infrastructure.
    • Work with bus providers to implement a low emission bus fleet.

Encourage the use of ultra-low / zero emission vehicles. To include:

    • Support and encourage the Newport taxi fleet to move to zero (or ultra-low) emission taxis.

    • Develop HGV / LGV fuel economy partnership scheme.

Long term (10-25 years)

PSB to become champions of sustainable travel, leading by example and reducing the public sector's contribution to air pollution. To include:

    • Continue to implement the joint sustainable travel plan.
    • 100% of PSB vehicle fleet to be ultra-low / zero emissions.

Create an environment where public transport, walking and cycling is prioritised. To include:

    • Make Newport an active travel friendly city with high profile endorsement by the PSB.
    • Develop low emission zones / clean air zones.
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