Ahead of the publication of the government’s transport decarbonisation plan today, Rob Whitehead, Director of Strategic Projects at Centre for London said:
“We urgently need to accelerate transport decarbonisation, so we welcome the publication of the government’s plan today.
“Banning the sale of diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles, much like cars and vans, is the right thing to do. But we aren’t moving fast enough – just three per cent of cars on our roads are electric.
“The government needs to continue to raise its ambitions on reaching net-zero, much like London, which is leading the way with a 2030 target. And it also needs to take bold actions to create a greener transport system, like road pricing and legalising some micromobility vehicles.”
“London also desperately needs a fair and long-term financial settlement for its world-class transport authority. We won’t be able to achieve a decarbonised transport system in the capital without properly funding Transport for London.