20 December 2013
Transport and Technical Services (TTS) has published a report showing the progress made on the implementation of the States Sustainable Transport Policy.
Over the last couple of years TTS has been focussing on making sustainable travel a more attractive option for the public and the report details the improvements that have been made for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.
Although there has been a 1% increase in population over the past six years, traffic levels in general have remained fairly constant. However there has been a small reduction in peak hour traffic (1.7% in the last four years).
Use of public transport has increased by 9% since 2007 and cycling (at peak times) also shows a small increasing trend since 2008. Use of road fuel is down 10% since its peak in 1994 and air quality monitoring shows significant reductions in pollutants at the roadside.
The report is available on the States website or from reception at the TTS offices at South Hill.
Sustainable Transport Progress Report 2013