In May 2019 the States of Jersey declared a
climate emergency and agreed the aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Over 50% of Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions come from transport. Road transport alone accounts for 32%. Reducing our reliance on petrol and diesel cars 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
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.
Both documents are within
one proposition, the Sustainable Transport Policy
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.