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Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

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…,  • Ensure our communities realise the benefits from a changing economy,  • Make Gateshead a more attractive place to live, work, and invest,   • Support our natural environment and biodiversity, which in turn has a strong positive contribution to health and wellbeing,   • Improve and create more equitable transport infrastructure which will make services and facilities more accessible for all…

… by the council, our communities, and partners.  TRANSPORT   Transport is one of the biggest contributors of carbon emissions in Gateshead. A shift to low or zero-emissions vehicles has great potential to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.   Encouraging active travel (walking or cycling) and public transport as alternatives to private cars are important ways to reduce the environmental…

… as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.     We intend to: *  • Work with local businesses to help them to reduce their carbon and environmental footprint and take new opportunities in the ‘green economy’  • Develop the Council’s planning policies to support sustainable construction, enhancement of the natural environment and sustainable transport  • Seek government funding to support…

… it. Reduce the number of journeys made by staff by car, particularly those with a single occupant. Relevant transport policies will support a Council-wide commitment to sustainable transport. Encourage the expansion of charging facilities for electric vehicles. Increase the use of electric or other low-carbon vehicles within the Council’s fleet. Use digital route planning software to minimise…

… impact of transport. These modes of transport are often cheaper and are accessible to more of our residents, and investment in them can help secure better, more reliable and affordable access to places of work, shops, and services.  Improving digitisation and exploring the ways the council delivers its services can also help reduce the need to travel.   We intend to: *   • Increase the use…

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