Travel and transport
Travel and transport are a large source of carbon emissions in Leicester. These emissions come from petrol, diesel and LPG vehicles which use fossil fuels. Leicester’s population is expected to keep growing, which will mean more people will need to travel to work and to use facilities.
Why the contribution is important
To significantly reduce carbon emissions in Leicester from travel and transport:
- A much greater share of journeys will need to be made by walking, cycling and public transport. Improvements will need to continue to be made to Leicester’s walking and cycling routes, and public transport.
- Journeys that can’t be taken by walking, cycling or public transport will need to be made by ultra-low emission vehicles. These will mainly be electric vehicles.
- Electric charging-points will need to be widely available across the city. More solar panels will help provide some of the electricity needed.
- Alternative travel and transport services, such as ride-sharing, electric car clubs and e-bike sharing could be used more instead of private car journeys.
by Paul_LeicesterCC on November 17, 2019 at 02:31PM