Transport Carbon Dioxide Reduction StrategyThe overall aim of this strategy is to calculate the CO2 emissions from our road transport network and assess the possible emission reduction which could be achieved if various measures were used and supported through the Local Transport Plan Three (LTP3).
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:
assess progress in CO2 reduction within the transport sector
identify gaps in data
support projects which could be used to gather further information and to reduce the sources of CO2 from the transport network.
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
- reduced congestion
- improved journey times
- increased support of the local economy
- better air quality
- health benefits
- reduced congestion and an overall improved environment.
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
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