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Reducing Transport Emissions

One of the biggest challenges to achieving our target of a net zero carbon economy by 2041 is reducing the environmental impact of travel.

This requires a commitment from everyone across the region to:

  • reduce how often we travel - we’re helping to move services available online and improve digital literacy, which will lead to fewer journeys
  • change how we travel - we’re encouraging sustainable ways of getting around, such as cycling, walking and public transport
  • adopt more efficient modes of transport - we’re supporting plans to replace polluting vehicles with low emission alternatives
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These goals will be achieved through the Movement for Growth plan, led by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). They are developing a greener transport network that will also:

  • create jobs
  • support new housing developments
  • boost the local economy

Some recent improvements include:

  • extending the West Midlands Metro through Birmingham City Centre
  • connecting Wednesbury with Brierley Hill with a new Metro line
  • planning new stations for Perry Barr, Darlaston, Willenhall and Aldridge
  • reviving the old Camp Hill line
  • adding new electric buses to the network
  • introducing new cycling and walking routes across the region