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

    • Smarter transport solutions

      Smarter transport solutions

      In light of Monday’s IPCC publication​, clarifying the catastrophic risk of not making dramatic cuts to our carbon emissions, our calls for halting the Arundel bypass proposals and those for a new road running from Lewes to Polegate, seem extremely pertinent.

    • Losing our priorities

      Losing our priorities

      The Arundel bypass has highlighted the disjointed way in which we as a country approach major infrastructure projects

    • Political road games

      Political road games

      The Arundel bypass is the key that will unlock a chain of destruction across Sussex. This is the legacy that will be left for future generations.

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