In the UK, Domestic transport accounts for 22 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions. The vast majority of this comes from road transport, which accounts for 20 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions.

Recent figures confirm that transport accounts for 25 per cent of all carbon emissions in Rugby Borough.  The future mobility needs of the Borough must met in a manner that reduces these emissions and that is the least damaging to the environment.

Public transport, active travel and zero emissions vehicles will become a cornerstone of our work with partners and communities, promoting behavioural change by creating environments where active travel becomes a viable, affordable and desirable norm.

Additionally, transport related air pollution is associated with a number of adverse health impacts, and it is recognised that air pollution disproportionally affects the most vulnerable in society. 

Our 2030 Goals:

  • The Borough will benefit from an integrated and affordable sustainable transport system, where public transport is a viable and affordable option.

  • The Borough will benefit from infrastructure which enables residents and visitors to make more journeys by active transport such as walking and cycling.

  • The Borough will benefit from a transport system that is resilient to the changing climate.

  • We will lead by example by transitioning the Council’s own fleet to low or zero emissions alternatives by 2030