Research and analysis

LSTF evaluation: carbon impacts and congestion relief

Evaluation of case study programmes from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, focusing on congestion relief and carbon impacts.

Documents

A case study evaluation of carbon impacts and congestion relief: executive report

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A case study evaluation of carbon impacts and congestion relief: appendices to the executive report

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Details

The case study compared Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) recipient areas with non-recipient areas to:

  • measure mode shift towards sustainable travel
  • examine who changed their travel behaviour and why
  • assess the impact on carbon emissions

There is indicative evidence for a reduction in car travel and increases in active travel. The greatest change occured among less affluent, older sceptics; town and rural heavy car users; and young urbanites without car. Carbon emissions reduced by around 3%.

Published 6 September 2018