Climate Change

Our progress - Transport

Transport Hierarchy

Bikes, cars, boats, planes, helicopters, trains and lots of other ways to move us from one place to another quickly make life more convenient however many of these are fuelled by petrol or diesel, which come from non-renewable fossil fuels. This is a problem because fossil fuels release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which contributes to global heating and climate change. Burning them also causes pollution that is bad for our health.

Transport is the largest emissions source in our borough (36%). By following the Transport hierarchy, we hope to reduce emissions associated with travel, by improving infrastructure to facilitate more walking and cycling, promote and improve public transport services where we can, and improve facilities to enable a transition to electric vehicles. By doing so, we aim to make Welwyn Hatfield a greener and healthier place to live.

Our progress