Development and Assessment of Low Carbon Transport Strategies
General targets can be set to achieve transport carbon reductions through demand constraint, increased use of zero and low carbon modes (such as walking, cycling and public transport), potential use of new technologies (e.g. electric driverless vehicles) and conversion to new carbon friendly fuel sources (electric/ hydrogen).
However, a strategy to achieve these targets which identifies specific measures and policies will always be required based on robust evidence of the achievable travel change impacts that take account of the specific characteristics of the area being considered.
Accurate and robust modelling of the base carbon emissions and the likely impacts of the schemes and initiatives in terms of behavioral change, fleet mix and transport network performance is a critical element of all Net Zero carbon strategies to ensure that the aims and objectives are achieved.
These strategies are likely to include the following elements, all of which SYSTRA have got significant experience in developing and appraising using a range of transport and environmental modelling techniques.