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Green Transport Revolution

What is this Big Move?

The West Midlands Combined Authority has declared a climate emergency and committed to achieving a net-zero region by 2041. Our transport system needs to support this goal by accelerating the use of zero emission vehicles and supporting more sustainable lifestyles.

The land, water and air that we depend on is being damaged at a rate that is unsustainable. We need to reduce our impacts by pursuing the appropriate policies and maximising our use of technology and
innovation in an appropriate way to help us minimise and where possible turn back damage to our environment.

Our region must work together to tackle the climate emergency, improve air quality and maintain biodiversity. We can achieve this by supporting sustainable lifestyles and supporting a technology revolution.

Where we would like to be if our Big Move is successful

We are exploiting our strengths in products such as public transport, connected and autonomous vehicles, 5G, Mobility as a Service and modern infrastructure construction techniques as well as battery technology to provide world-class transport services for residents and businesses.

Our region has become a place to test and trial innovative new ways of developing, managing and maintaining the transport network.

The extensive network of recharging and refuelling hubs available supports a rapid transition to low-emission vehicles (car/van, lorries and public transport), creating cleaner air and meeting our net zero commitments.