Sustainable Transport

Sussex Wildlife Trust believes there is a need to move towards truly sustainable and accessible public transport systems in Sussex. We believe that transport policies should be founded on the principles of smarter travel: reducing the need to travel, increasing travel choices, and maximising efficiency through new technology.

Our transport policy supports measures which:

  • Reduce the need to travel through:
    • well-designed towns, cities and neighbourhoods with local, accessible services
    • actions to enable home-working and reduce workplace travel e.g. sustainable and efficient internet connectivity right across Sussex
  • Improve public transport and active travel routes for walking and cycling, which should be integrated with strategic green infrastructure wherever possible
  • Promote less carbon-intensive forms of transport and reduce dependency on private vehicle use
  • Promote management of existing transport infrastructure to improve the impacts on nature, including:
    • reconnecting habitats severed by linear transport corridors
    • sympathetic habitat management alongside roads, railways and canals and within the area under the control of transport hubs
  • Seek to minimise the damage of new transport schemes by ensuring the true benefits and costs to natural capital are considered

In this section

News from Sustainable Transport

    • End of the road for Highways England

      End of the road for Highways England

      Highways England have, once again, served up the same tired old ideas for a bypass around Arundel.​ Discussed for decades, there seems to have been little progress from a basic mind set that has been shown not to work over and over again.

    • Round and round the roundabout

      Round and round the roundabout

      Last week the consultation on the Arundel A27 scheme was opened. As Sussex Wildlife Trust we are appalled by the latest options.

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