Demand Management and Restraint Strategies
Initiatives to minimise the demand for travel and also reduce the use of carbon emitting forms of transport through the reallocation of road space to other zero/low emission modes is likely to form part of climate emergency responses. Land Use planning also has an important role in this aspect of any response to the Climate Emergency. By ensuring complementary developments (residential, retail, employment, education) are closely located to each other or are on major public transport corridors future development will be better able to meet the Net Zero Carbon requirements.
SYSTRA have been involved in a range of demand management strategy development including Personalised Travel Planning and active mode incentive schemes aimed at encouraging greater use of sustainable modes, road space reallocation (bus priority, cycle schemes, pedestrianization and traffic management) and road charging schemes such as Clean Air and Low Emission Zones and Workplace Parking levies.