Green Party announce ‘greener, fairer’ transport policies as part of its manifesto

The Green Party has announced a raft of ‘fairer, greener’ transport policies as part of its 2024 Election Manifesto.

It said: “Our transport choices account for around a quarter of carbon emissions, so it’s vital to make it easier to opt for greener choices. Yet public transport provision continues to decline, often leaving those on low incomes with no affordable options. Greens MPs will champion better, cheaper public transport, so that every community is connected and can thrive.”

“Walking, wheeling and cycling don’t just help reduce carbon emissions and air pollution – they can make us all happier and healthier too,” said the Manifesto.

Its main policy aims are:

  • Increase annual public subsidies for rail and bus travel to £10bn by the end of the next Parliament, with free bus travel for under-18s.
  • Invest in an additional £19bn over five years to improve public transport, support electrification and create new cycleways and footpaths.
  • Bring the railways back into public ownership.
  • Give local authorities control over and funding for improved bus services.
  • Investment of £2.5bn a year in new cycleways and footpaths.
  • Reimagining how we use streets in residential areas to reduce traffic and open them up for community use.
  • Adopting Active Travel England’s objective of 50% of trips in England’s towns and cities to be walked, wheeled or cycled by 2030.



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