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Transport Policy Guide

October 4, 2014 8:01 PM

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Transport Policy Guide

Transport
HS2, Congestion Charging, Subsidies,Distributed Local Facilities

The HS2 project costs less than half the total investment in rail improvements in the UK (GreenLibDems.org.uk)

The HS2 project costs less than half the total investment in rail improvements in the UK


Transport is a key battleground for Libdems. Lowering the environmental impact of transport is all about designing in options to make the low carbon choices attractive. The three pronged attack is to increase efficiency, accelerate the adoption of alternative power systems and encourage behaviour change.
In addition, national transport policy affects the ability to decarbonise locally. HS2 High speed rail links to Birmingham will connect the Midlands with the continent, providing a lower carbon alternative to short haul flights, but at the same time it will discourage remote working and telepresence, which are the lower carbon alternatives to long distance travel.
Markets are primed to deliver electric vehicles, with ever improving battery technology, giving new cars the unique ability to be upgraded simply by changing the battery. Local planners need to innovate and incorporate roadside vehicle charging into their pavement designs and require that new developments allow for an EV future.


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(last updated October 2014)