It can be used as a tool to inform strategies, policies and the decision making processes involved in the development and implementation of the LTP3.
It will also provide a vehicle to:
There are two principles for this strategy:
To ensure that the current road transport network is used as efficiently as possible.
To allow plans to be made to decarbonise the current transport network and provide a range of viable sustainable transport options.
The benefits of a more efficient and sustainable transport network are numerous and potentially far reaching. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, efficient, sustainable transport networks can also provide:
financial benefits through reduced use of fuel and improved use of resources
improved journey times
increased support of the local economy
better air quality
reduced congestion and an overall improved environment.
The calculations for the strategy have been made using the best available information, using vehicle kilometres, emission factors, vehicle splits, surveys and various estimates and assumptions to allow the calculations to be made.
The calculated carbon emissions have been compared with centrally produced statistics for Derbyshire, which showed that local calculations resulted in higher estimated CO2 emissions than those produced centrally, approximately 10 per cent higher. This difference is due to the different methodologies employed in the calculations.
However, since the objective is to provide an overview of the relative scales of the different transport CO2 emission sources and their potential reduction, this difference is not as important as the comparative magnitude of the sources and reductions detailed.
If anyone has any comments about the methodology used, or ideas for further development of the work, please contact:
LTP Policy and Programmes
Derbyshire County Council