DfT publishes Local Authority decarbonisation toolkit

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a Local Authority toolkit – one of its commitments in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan - to provide local authorities with advice on actions they can take to reduce transport carbon emissions. 

The toolkit features a section on car clubs, for which the BVRLA was asked to provide some input. There are also sections on zero emission fleets and decarbonising road freight, however, these focus on council fleets and how councils can lead by example.  

DfT sees this toolkit as a way of backing local authorities to adopt measures to help make our villages, towns and cities cleaner, greener, healthier, and more prosperous places to live. This first iteration of the toolkit includes content on lift sharing, car clubs, zero emission buses, active travel, zero emission fleets, demand responsive transport, freight & deliveries, and transport in rural areas.  

The existing content will be updated and added to as policy develops. 

Transport decarbonisation: local authority toolkit on the GOV.UK website