24 March 2021 – The Welsh Government has published Llwybr Newydd: The Wales Transport Strategy 2021 in its aim to improve transport over the next twenty years.
The strategy will see passengers benefit from a transport system that is accessible, efficient, and sustainable with a focus on reducing transport emissions.
In line with recommendations from the UK Climate Change Committee, the Welsh Government has committed to introduce legislation to achieve a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, with plans to meet a 63% reduction by 2030 and an 89% reduction by 2040.
This will be achieved by encouraging the use of public transport and other sustainable methods such as cycling and walking over driving cars.
There are three main priorities in the strategy:
- Bring services to people in order to reduce the need to travel – which will mean an increase of local services
- Allow people and goods to move easily from door to door by accessible, sustainable, and efficient transport services and infrastructure
- Encourage people to make the change to a more sustainable transport option by making public transport more affordable and reliable
The strategy will require governments, local authorities, transport providers (both commercial and third sector) and other policy areas to work together to help ensure that transport contributes to the current and future well-being of Wales.
Read the full document: Llwybr Newydd: The Wales Transport Strategy 2021
Easy-to-read version: Llwybr Newydd: The Wales Transport Strategy 2021