The reducing environmental impacts strategic priority is in recognition that there is an environmental aspect to all transport, and therefore almost all the work of DfT. Transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the UK, contributing 27% of domestic emissions in 2019. Our transport system must change to deliver the government’s Net Zero ambition and DfT will drive forwards that change through our longer-term green transport agenda. On decarbonisation specifically, we published our Transport decarbonisation plan (TDP) in July 2021, which sets out the steps we will take to deliver the necessary carbon reductions across every form of transport. Sustainability will be at the heart of levelling-up. People everywhere will feel the benefits – villages, towns, cities, and countryside will be cleaner, greener, healthier and more prosperous and pleasant environments in which to live and work
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Efforts to reduce the emissions from car travel have been hampered by a lack of specific information on car ownership and use. In 2010, the Department for Transport released a dataset containing annual MOT test records f...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Leeds
The project investigates spatial and temporal differences in car ownership and use, and the demographic, economic, infrastructural and socio-cultural factors influencing these, which partially answers the question about car reliance.
This Network extends the December 2010, UK Research Councils Ideas Factory "Transport Grand Challenge: Travel behaviour, habits and practice". The Ideas Factory drew attention to the significant contribution th...
Funded by: EPSRC
Lead research organisation: University of Edinburgh
The project focuses on the determinants and incentives for changing travel behaviour, habits and practice, but does not specifically address the question about demographic groups' reliance on cars or public transport.
In Northern Ireland, an average person does over 80% of their journeys by car. This is very high compared to other parts of the UK, where 63% of journeys are made by car, and in Ireland, where the figure is just over 50%...
Funded by: MRC
Lead research organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
The project is relevant as it explores car dependency in Belfast, but it does not provide specific information on demographic groups that are most car or public transport reliant.