Welsh Government to invest in more resilient, cleaner and greener transport

19 Dec 2019 11:51 AM

Investing in low emission vehicles and creating a more resilient transport system are amongst the initiatives benefitting from £74m of Welsh Government funding to provide better, more environmentally friendly transport.

The funding, which has been announced in the Welsh Government’s budget, will take Wales further down the path to a clean, green transport network and help address the challenges of climate change.

The 2020-21 budget is the first since the declaration of a climate emergency in Wales. Spending commitments include:

Transport decarbonisation will be a key theme in the Welsh Government’s new transport strategy, which is set to be published towards the end of 2020.

Ken Skates, Welsh Government Transport Minister, yesterday commented:

We want to deliver a modern and connected transport network which facilitates a real modal shift, and delivers on our objectives of improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions.

Tackling the climate emergency requires a radical change in the way we travel. Investing in these initiatives will take Wales further down the path to a more resilient, cleaner and greener transport network.

By improving our green infrastructure we can make it easier for people to travel in more environmentally friendly ways. This goes hand in hand with service improvements which will provide better connections for people, communities and businesses.