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The Sustainable Transport Alliance

CoMoUK is proud to be part of a new partnership alongside seven other walking, cycling, public transport and shared mobility groups.

 

The Sustainable Transport Alliance has been established by: the Community Rail Network; the Campaign for Better Transport; Bus Users UK; the Community Transport Association; Living Streets; Sustrans; the London Cycling Campaign; and Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK).

Our vision of future transport

All our communities can develop into healthy, unpolluted, inclusive, prosperous places to live, work and enjoy, well-connected and served by green and fair transport that works for everyone.

Our mission and our offer

We want to ensure that public, community and shared transport, alongside and connected with walking and cycling, is prioritised, celebrated and developed, so everyone can access opportunities, get around, and live their lives by sustainable means. This is crucial to health and wellbeing, community cohesion and resilience, sustainable economic development, and responding to the increasingly-urgent climate emergency. It’s about creating the future we all want, and our children deserve.

 

That’s why we’re working together to support and empower communities, and advise policy and decision-makers, to help to unlock the great benefits of sustainable and inclusive transport for all.

 

We are asking governments at all levels, our partners in transport and within communities, to work with us. We are at a critical point: we must work swiftly to ensure we have our transport priorities right, based on communities and environment, health and wellbeing.

Why is change needed?

We must turn the corner on greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade if we are to have a chance of keeping the Earth’s climate safe and habitable. The biggest source of emissions is transport, and increasing car and van mileage means emissions continue to rise.

 

Rapidly reducing private car use is crucial to safeguarding our climate and tackling air pollution. We need to make the transition to healthier, greener modes this decade.

 

We can achieve far-reaching benefits from a sustainable, inclusive transport system that’s not orientated around private cars, and that everyone can access: enhancing health and wellbeing, creating fairer access to opportunity, more resilient communities and local economies, and protecting local and global environments.

 

Individuals, families and communities depend on public, community and shared transport, alongside walking and cycling. All of us stand to gain enormously from prioritising, improving, and widening access to, these modes.

Current priorities

1. Communicate that public, shared and community transport, alongside active travel, is beneficial and aspirational, crucial to recovery, our climate and communities

 

2. Create opportunities for collaboration and innovation across the transport field, involving local, national and devolved governments, and putting communities at the heart of positive change

 

3. Bring partners and evidence together to galvanise strategic and systemic progress on sustainable, inclusive transport in the build-up to COP-26

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