DfT publishes transport decarbonisation toolkit for local authorities

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a new toolkit providing advice to local authorities on actions they can take to reduce transport carbon emissions.

The government committed to providing the resources in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, recognising the role local areas and regions have in reducing emissions.

The purpose of the toolkit is to advise local authorities on planning and taking measures to reduce carbon emissions from transport by:

  • Highlighting the benefits of different interventions;
  • Setting out the actions local authorities can take to reduce carbon emissions;
  • Sharing best practice and lessons learnt from case studies of successful schemes already delivering local benefits;
  • Signposting local authorities to other published guidance and methodologies.

Resources in the toolkit cover active travel, car clubs, decarbonising road freight, demand responsive transport, lift-sharing, transport in rural areas, and zero emission buses and fleets.

The toolkit, which has been developed in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, can be accessed via the DfT website here.