The Sustainable Transport Policy was adopted in 2020. It looks at transport in the Island, including:
- active travel (walking and cycling)
- public transport
- road safety
- improving our the roads to support more sustainable ways of travelling
- how we can use technology to help us decide how we travel
The second interim report on the sustainable transport policy outlines the progress we’ve made since we the STP was published. To make sure our policies are intelligence led we’ve undertaken research. The results of these give us evidence and information that we can use to help us make the right transport decisions.
Active travel update
Using the information from the active travel research we have identified potential improvement for cycling and walking routes. The next step is to audit the sites identified to make sure they will give the results we need. Read the active travel primary evidence base report to find out more.
Using technology in transport update
There are many different ways of travelling and without knowing it we make choices every time we travel. For example if we're popping to our local shop we might choose to walk or cycle but we might not choose to drive due to parking restrictions.
This research looks at how we can use different types of technology to help inform how we choose to travel. So, it might be it works out cheaper to get the bus than to drive and pay for parking. Or it might be that the journey would be quicker by bike.
What the research shows is that Jersey’s is not ready for using technology in this way right now. Find out more on the mobility as a service exploratory study.
Sustainable Transport and the Carbon Neutral Roadmap
Transport is our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 41%.
There is an important link between transport and the climate emergency. But the Sustainable Transport Policy is about much more than just carbon reduction. It also has to consider:
- the Island’s environment needs
- the Island’s economic needs
- our community needs
- the associated challenges and opportunities
The States of Jersey has declared a climate emergency and the Carbon Neutral Roadmap was adopted in April 2022.
The Carbon Neutral Roadmap sets out Jersey’s pathway to net zero. It outlines the policies that will help us to meet the net zero ambition.
To become net zero by 2050 we need to phase out the use of almost all petrol and diesel vehicles from the Island’s roads. More information on Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions can be found on the greenhouse gas emissions webpage.
The Carbon Neutral Roadmap contains policies that will help us change the way we travel around This includes policies to:
- speed up the adoption of electric vehicles, including subsidising buying them
- phase out petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030
- support people to walk, cycle or take the bus
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