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Journey to Net Zero: Reducing the environmental impact of transport in Bath

Next steps

WarningThe report on this page is an earlier consultation version of the Journey to Net Zero Transport Plan. Significant changes were then made to this report as part of the final adopted version

A landscape view of Bath

A landscape view of Bath

Journey to Net Zero provides an overarching, holistic plan, setting out our portfolio of existing transport projects and providing the foundation for future initiatives. The timescales for delivering on our Climate Emergency declaration are short. This means we need to continue to deliver projects at pace to support this target.

We are already working on many of these projects, as detailed in this Plan. You may have already been asked your views on some of these projects, or you may be asked in the near future. Working alongside the West of England Combined Authority, we will continue to pursue the developing and future projects.

Where the developing projects demonstrate they are feasible and have the appropriate outcomes to meet our objectives, we will seek to deliver them. The future projects are earlier in this lifecycle, and require more detailed consideration of their scope and feasibility within the area. As part of this further development, we will ask for your views to understand what you would like to see, and what would encourage you to travel more sustainably.

A canal side paved area, with boats moored on the canal, and someone cycling along the pavement at sunset

Bath Quays at sunset

We will continue to develop business cases to secure the funding necessary to deliver these projects. The Journey to Net Zero is primarily focused on the City of Bath, but also recognises the importance of the travel corridors between the city and the wider district. In the near future, we will produce a summary of this Plan that outlines what the identified measures will mean for those living in the wider area.

We will continue to monitor our progress against our target to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, and as projects become clearer, we will undertake a more detailed, quantified assessment of their likely impacts on modal transport shifts and carbon emissions.