Measures - Sustainable Travel Guides

Sustainable travel is about providing transport to suit local needs through a package of measures which promote attractive sustainable transport alternatives such as walking, cycling, public transport and sustainable car use - all of which will assist in lowering pollutant emissions. Evidence from the Sustainable Travel Demonstration Towns Webpage and the Cycling Demonstration Towns webpage suggest that benefits include reduced congestion, better quality of life, improved air quality, health benefits, and carbon savings.

An essential guide to local authorities to deliver sustainable low carbon travel is available from DfT. This gives practical advice on how to package sustainable travel for your area and is underpinned in Local Transport Plan 3 guidance. A number of good practice examples are included in the sustainable travel guide on initiatives by local authorities which aims to reduce carbon and air pollutant emissions.