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Please note the below information is not the final Devon Carbon Plan, but formed part of initial engagement about what should be in the Plan:

Aim for decarbonisation of transport according to the following priorities:

  1. Reduce the need to travel at all
  2. Increase journeys through sustainable options e.g. active travel, mass/public transport ideally low/no emission options
  3. Electrify what is left

Ensure a just transition – making sustainable options accessible to all including lower income and rural communities.

Public procurement is potentially a key opportunity to promote innovation and sustainability.

Participants

Co-Chairs

Kerry Hayes

Nik Bowyer

Witnesses

Tim Lamerton, Devon Access to Services

Mark Hodgson, Co-Cars

Paul Jewell, Western Power Distribution

Gabriel Wondrausch, Sungift Energy

William Pratt, Devon County Council

Zsolt Schuller

Tim Burns, Sustrans

Liz O’Driscoll, Exeter City Futures

Olly Frankland, Regen

Stewart Barr, University of Exeter

Michael Watson, Stagecoach Group

Key Points Summary

Key Outcomes

  • We need to define emergency – carrying on with ‘business as usual’ procedures and attitudes is not an option
  • We need to consider decarbonisation of transport according to the following hierarchy
    1. First – reduce the need to travel at all
    2. Second – increase journeys through sustainable options e.g. active travel, mass/public transport (ideally low/no emission options)
    3. Third – electrify what is left
  • We must ensure a Just transition – making sustainable options accessible to all including lower income and rural communities
  • Public procurement is potentially a key opportunity to promote innovation and sustainability

Key Actions

Spatial and transport planning better linked with sustainable transport / sense of place as a priority

Delivering real improvements to sustainable travel routes by reallocation of road space

Electric shared mobility

Make public / sustainable transport the best option

Devising a process for rolling out trials and delivering change more rapidly

Ambitious fiscal incentives for long term sustainable transport

Electric vehicles

Communication / behaviour change

Encouraging businesses

Lower priorities actions / ideas

Download PDF summary of the key outcomes here.

Watch the entire hearing on YouTube here.

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