The looming global challenge to reach net-zero is causing the transport industry, in particular, a lot to think about going forward. How we use current infrastructure and our cross-over into other sectors will be shaped by how we all manage our habits and network infrastructure to achieve this sustainable objective. This includes our own Basemap colleagues who have to cross county lines in the South East and we will be keeping an eye on developments.
Transport for South East, formed to integrate authorities and councils in the UK to improve sustainable transport practices will be working closely on their 30 year project plan.
TfSE 30-year plan:
Economic Improve productivity to grow our economy and better compete in the global marketplace.
Environmental Protect and enhance the South East’s unique natural and historic environment.
TfSE have broken down their concerns in Transport.
- Orbital and coastal journeys, longer journeys across the South East, how to speed up journey times.
- Inter-urban journeys – Medium distance bus journeys between towns and cities, major roads and motorways. More joined-up thinkling between bus journeys and cycling.
- Local journeys – Low-cost public transport is essential to reduce congestion and pollution and provide greater connectivity to more rural places.
Carry out extensive thematic research. Similar to how our TRACC solution works, TfSE plan to carry out research and thematic studies to base their research and identify areas for opportunities in the South East. Measuring impacts against the economic and environmental concerns, especially against future mobility. TRACC uses contours and thematic displays to illustrate impacts on locations such as differences in journey times for public transport or road data.
As a part-two from the thematic research, TfSE plan to feed their findings into an investment plan including Highways England and Network Rail. It will be fascinating to see how their approach in assessing environmental and economic impacts measures against their 30-year plan.