UK Government determined to use technology to transform country’s transport system
In an evident effort to explore the use of technology for transforming the transport system in the UK, the country’s government is drafting new plans that underline the ways in which congestion and pollution levels in city centers can be reduced.
The government’s plans, aimed at finding ways to tackle the traffic problem in cities, have been put together in the recently-published Whitehall’s ‘Last Mile and Future of Mobility’ document. The document highlights the fact that the UK is apparently on the verge of a green ‘transport revolution.’
As part of the plans underlined in the document, UK ministers are considering a possible ban on van and lorries that make deliveries into city centres, and replace them fleets of environmentally-friendly electric cargo vehicles.
The ‘Last Mile and Future of Mobility’ document suggests that the country should try to transform the last-mile deliveries across congested cities by promoting different means of electronic transport, including vans, cargo bikes, quadricycles and micro vehicles.
About UK’s plans in the direction of green ‘transport revolution,’ Transport Minister Jesse Norman said that the country has “a long and proud history of leading the world in transport innovation,” and added: “We are on the cusp of an exciting and profound change in how people, goods and services move around the country which is set to be driven by extraordinary innovation.”
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