Sustainable travel

City centre roads at night

For most of us, the way we travel around the city leaves a trail of noise and air pollution as well as carbon emissions.

This affects the environment and has consequences for all of us.

To avoid catastrophic climate change we have only 12 years to reduce our carbon footprint

Air quality - air pollution contributes to a range of life threatening illnesses affecting children and adults and causes thousands of premature deaths every year.

Most air pollution comes from road traffic, read more about air quality in Newport.   

Carbon dioxide - carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases are driving huge changes in our climate.

To avoid catastrophic climate change we have only 12 years to reduce our carbon footprint.

In the UK, approximately 27% of carbon dioxide comes from road transport.

Noise - we have become used to a level of road traffic noise in urban areas which contributes to a range of illnesses. 

Consultation: Sustainable Travel Strategy 

13 May - 30 June 2019

 

Before sharing your views please download and read our Sustainable Travel Strategy (pdf) or the Strategy summary document (pdf)

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Save the date! Clean Air Day 20 June 2019