Last week, the BVRLA attended the launch of the Government’s Future of mobility: urban strategy.
The report is part of the biggest review into transport in a generation and is designed to pave the way for transforming the way people and goods move around UK cities. In it, the Government promises to explore regulations around new types of vehicles and modes of transport, for example, Mobility as a Service (MaaS). It also says it will look at how sharing data can improve services by reducing congestion, and how journey planning and payment can be made simpler.
The document, a key part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy, sets out nine key principles that will guide policy making going forward, ensuring that emerging transport technologies are safe, accessible and green.
The Government has also published its response to the Last Mile call for evidence, outlining a range of measures to support cleaner and more sustainable last mile deliveries.
There are several opportunities for the BVRLA and members to influence policy makers in relation to MaaS, data access and last mile logistics. We will be engaging with members over the coming weeks to gather ideas to further develop our key policy asks.
The Future of mobility: urban strategy can be viewed on the GOV.UK website.