Extending carbon pricing would serve as a constant pressure on emissions. But it won’t be enough on its own.
The Government’s actions are also a sign of confidence in the combined authority model.
Tory candidates in London, Manchester and Oxfordshire made their opposition to these schemes known. It didn’t win us votes.
Johnson, Street, and Houchen have all embraced the bike, and reaped the rewards both for the party and the nation.
This is an ambitious project designed to appeal to the 30 per cent of people here who don’t cycle but say they would like to give it a go.
My experience showed me how they make cycling accessible to many more people than regular cycles.
Emissions from cars are 50 per cent above the national average in Cambridgeshire. We need to boost alternatives to ease congestion.
Councils can promote allotments, tennis courts, walkways and cycling paths. It’s about social prescribing and understanding community needs.
Too many have non-existent brakes and inadequate lights. We need courses in public parks to ensure roadworthiness and proficiency.
At John Lewis where I was a new MD, we decided to put our trust in technology – to build a business model for the future.
The fact that Darlington station was explicitly addressed in his statement is a great sign of how swiftly the Chancellor has mastered the detail of his brief.
“We can consign the next generation to overcrowding, standing up in the carriageways or we can have the guts to take a decision.”
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”