The Environmental Audit Committee report on sustainability at the Department for Transport has been welcomed by Campaign for Better Transport and they have also said that they will be writing to the Department demanding action.
Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, said:
Stronger action to clean up polluting vehicles is welcome but ultimately the answer lies in reducing car dependency
“The report shows that the Government is not doing enough to decarbonise transport and avoid building damaging infrastructure projects. Stronger action to clean up polluting vehicles is welcome but ultimately the answer lies in reducing car dependency, getting more freight onto rail and investing in good quality public transport alternatives. The call today from Team GB’s Olympic cycling champions for investment in everyday cycling is part of this solution. We’ll be writing to the Department for Transport Permanent Secretary demanding action on this report.”