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Towards the net zero commute

Commuting emissions should be a much bigger focus for the DfT’s Decarbonisation Plan, Ali Clabburn, CEO, Liftshare Group, tells LTT

Juliana O’Rourke
19 February 2021
A survey in May showed that 48% planned to commute differently post Covid
A survey in May showed that 48% planned to commute differently post Covid


The Government is soon to publish its Transport Decarbonisation Plan, which will set out the steps needed to reduce transport emissions and ensure that we reach net zero transport emissions by 2050. More than 240 local authorities have declared a climate emergency, and businesses, schools and universities across the UK are working on reducing travel-related carbon. 

But the Department for Transport’s Decarbonising Transport consultation document does not mention commuters, the...

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