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Bridging the Gap: Understanding the UK's transport decarbonisation challenges

November 13, 2023

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By Keith Mitchell

A study examining transport decarbonisation gap

The Bridging the Gap report suggests there needs to be a systemic shift in the way we travel if the UK is to achieve its net zero mobility targets. The ambitious study, ‘Bridging the Gap’, has been created by Stantec and research network Decarbon8. The research was carried out in collaboration with Transport for the North (TfN), Transport for Greater Manchester, and Bury Council, as well as Leeds, Newcastle, and Lancaster universities.

The extensive report outlines a carbon ‘gap’ between what can be achieved by following current government transport decarbonisation policy and the meeting of these targets in a local planning context. It concludes that relying on a switch to electric vehicles alone will not be enough to meet transport decarbonisation targets and that people and place need to play a much bigger role.

Read Keith Mitchell's summary of the objectives and methodology behind Bridging the Gap.

  • Keith Mitchell

    Keith provides strategic advice relating to major infrastructure planning and transport decarbonisation. He has worked on a wide range of national infrastructure and planning projects in the UK, as well as in the European Union and Australia.

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