The States of Jersey has declared a
climate emergency and agreed the aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.
At 44% Jersey's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions come from transport. Road transport alone accounts for 28% of our on-island emissions. More information on Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions can be found on the greenhouse gas emissions webpage.
Reducing our reliance on petrol and diesel vehicles will play a major role in our response to the climate emergency. Finding ways to encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport will have many benefits, including:
- helping tackle climate change
- enabling Islanders to become more active and healthy
- improving local air quality
- easing congestion on our roads
Sustainable Transport Policy
The Sustainable Transport Policy looks at transport in the Island, including:
- active travel (walking and cycling)
- public transport
- road safety
- network management (controlling the movement of traffic on the roads)
- asset management (maintaining and repairing the roads)
- future technologies (autonomous vehicles)
There are two documents within the Sustainable Transport Policy:
- A Framework for a Sustainable Transport System details how transport provision can be developed to better support the wellbeing of all Islanders over the next decade
- Sustainable Transport Strong Start Delivery Plan 2020 details actions to start to deliver the framework in 2020
Sustainable Transport Policy, Framework and Delivery Plan 2020
The timescales set out in the delivery plan have been affected by Covid-19. Work has progressed with a need to answer bigger questions such as:
- An active travel plan: 2020 Active travel update
- Bus service development plan
- Parking plan
- Contribution to the carbon neutral road map (previously named the Long term climate action plan
Sustainable transport consultation
In October 2019 we asked for your views on the big issues around transport in Jersey.
which are available on the sustainable transport consultation page, are helping to identify priority areas for further work and public engagement.