University of Bath

Green Mobility: The Future of Electric Cars and Low Carbon Transport

An IPR Policy Brief on developing green transport infrastructures to promote environmentally sustainable, low carbon growth in the devolved regions of England.

The West of England, in common with a number of English regions, now has a new framework of governance. There is a combined authority, led by a directly elected Mayor – the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). This encompasses Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

WECA has devolved statutory duties for planning, transport, housing and economic development. In partnership with local government, business and the community, it has important obligations for developing low carbon economic growth, tackling climate change, and improving the local environment, including reductions in air pollution.

In this Policy Brief, Maya Singer Hobbs sets out what research, from the University of Bath, tells us can be done to develop green transport infrastructures and promote environmentally sustainable, low carbon growth in the devolved regions of England.