Transport

 

How we travel around

Transport is the largest single source of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and represents about 38% of our emissions in Shropshire. The majority of emissions are from cars and light vehicles, with flying and goods vehicles also significant sources.  The Transport Group’s first report can be read by clicking the link below:

 

Zero Carbon Shropshire Transport Group Report December 2020

 

 

Can you help us?

An appeal for Consultees for Shropshire’s Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) and LTP4.

Shropshire plans to produce six LCWIPs for the six largest towns:  Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch.  Rose Dovey, Shropshire Council Active Travel Officer is appealing for people with local knowledge who would be happy to be consulted by the consultants devising these plans, when appointed – especially pedestrians, cyclists and those with knowledge of the mobility needs of the disabled .  If you would like to be a consultee, please enter your name and email address in the table at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cqWjLg3rr8TQ4x31diMNob-bsOVF68CB/edit.  If you do not live in any of the six LCWIP towns, do still add your name in the ‘Other areas’ section as there will be wider consultations for the other sections of LTP4.  Do add your name if others have already signed up ‘in your box’.  Please pass this message on to anyone you know who might be interested in being a Consultee.

 

The Transport Group is also in need of volunteers to look into the following.  Please let Mike know on Transport@zerocarbonshropshire.org if you have a little time to spare and would like to help with any of these tasks.

Title Detail
Bus strategy / Mobility as a Service Working with Shropshire Council/ community transport and others to improve public transport in the county following the publication of the Government Bus Strategy, researching ideas that work in other counties or countries
Local Walking & Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) and Active Travel Shropshire Council has announced the appointment of new Active Travel Officer, Rose Dovey. We need someone to meet with her to support the development of an effective Plan.
Local Transport Plan Following or in tandem with work on the LCWIP, making contributions to the County’s Local Transport Plan 4
Promoting EVs, charging points and car sharing This is currently running as a separate working group convened by Mark Fermor
Wide-area 20mph speed limit

In the UK 20 million people now live in areas where councils have adopted wide-area 20mph

Spain has set a national 30kph default speed limit, Wales has agreed the same national default limit

30kph/20mph is recommended  by the World Health Organisation, the United Nations and all UK public health organisations

Refining the carbon calculator Transport in Shropshire. A vision and pathway to net zero 2030: to be kept under review.
Reporting on zero carbon transport work in other local authority areas Keeping abreast of developments in other areas of the UK and recommending ideas / proposals / link-ups to develop a network of groups working towards zero carbon transport aims