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Decarbonisation plan sets out steps to net zero & benefit UK high streets

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Thecycle path Department for Transport (DfT) has published its strategy on ‘Decarbonising Britain: A Better, Greener Plan', setting out how the nation will meet its legal target of being net zero by 2050.

The plan recognises that the UK's charging infrastructure network must meet the demands of its users in the future, therefore committing to a £950 million Rapid Charging Fund to upgrade grid capacity at service areas across motorways and A-roads. The Government also confirmed it is working with Ofgem to make new grid connections as efficient as possible.

The plan also announces the phasing out of HGVs in 2035 and outlines how the Government and industry can act to decarbonise the last mile of deliveries.

Increasing cycling and walking is a large pproportion of the plan, whereby the DfT aim to deliver the Prime Minister's bold vision for cycling and walking investing £2 billion over five years with the aim that half of all journeys in towns and cities will be cycled or walked by 2030. The also plan to deliver a world class cycling and walking network in England by 2040.

The IRC is in regular contact with the DfT through the ACT and plans to engage with them on this plan to support its development and implementation. as well as disussing opportunities this may present for the cycling industry.

Read the full report on ‘Decarbonising Britain: A Better, Greener Plan' here.

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