Workstream #2 - Travel and transport
Transport is a major contributor to the city’s CO2emissions with just under 30% of total emissions and also impacts on the cleanliness of the city’s air. It is also the sector which has seen the least progress in achieving reductions in carbon emissions over recent years. The Council’s direct emissions include the waste and recycling fleet (8.3%) and Manchester City Council fleet (2.3%) and staff travel (1.8%). There is an urgent need to shift to sustainable and active travel for Council staff and the city’s residents, workers and visitors to reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality and improve the city’s liveability.
Reduce the emissions from the Council’s fleet including waste and recycling by approximately 35-45% between 2020 and 2025 by rolling out electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Support shift to sustainable and active travel through the Council’s role in transport planning and work with Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and national government to deliver strategic transport infrastructure projects.