ICE regions' response to Transport for the North's Decarbonisation Strategy

ICE North East, Yorkshire & Humber and North West have responded to TfN’s strategy, which brings together the region’s leaders to speak with one voice on the actions needed to tackle climate change.

  • Updated: 09 September 2021
  • Author: David Hawkes, Lead Policy Manager

ICE North East, Yorkshire & Humber and North West consider that the three most important policy actions to prioritise are to:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans for the regional public transport network, such as Northern Powerhouse Rail and wider improvements to the rail network.
  • Provide evidence and strategic support to partners to identify opportunities for shared mobility.
  • Work with Government to support regional coordination of measures to improve logistics efficiency, including consolidation centres, mode shift to rail and information democratisation schemes.

Mobility is an issue for all of the above, but there is a big gap between urban areas and city centres. Mobility in urban areas needs to improve to significantly impact mode shift in accessing the main networks. TfN cannot do this in a vacuum and should be engaging with other regions, on a national level, to make sure that systems are complementary.

TfN should also include a climate change resilience strategy and clear analysis of how the interdependence in systems will impact on their decarbonisation strategy, recognising the interconnectivity and resilience in capacity planning, flood routing and network diversions.

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