Efforts to make it easier for people to travel more sustainably are working, according to a new report.

The door to door action plan published by the Department for Transport shows that efforts to make it easier for people to choose greener ways of travelling to and from public transport hubs are effective.

The plan identifies the good work being taken forward that will help make door-door journeys by public transport, cycling or walking the norm.

Examples of the successes include a £14 million investment in two new state-of-the-art bus interchanges at Rochdale and Mansfield, to help make it safer and easier for people to use sustainable travel methods.

“The New Year is an idea time to join the increasing numbers of people who are choosing healthy, more environmentally-friendly methods of getting to work,” said Transport Minister Baroness Kramer.

“Real life journeys on public transport tend to be more complicated than just a single trip on a train or three stops on the local bus. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to choose greener ways of getting between each mode of transport.”

The door to door action plan highlights work the Department for Transport had led on that will see improvements in four core areas:

  • accurate, accessible and reliable information about four different options for their journey;
  • convenient and affordable tickets, for an entire journey;
  • regular and straightforward connections at all stages of the journey and between different modes of travel;
  • safe and comfortable transport facilities.


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