POLICY GUIDE: TRANSPORT
The major political parties in the UK have started campaigning for the 2019 general elections as they have started announcing their aims and objectives.
Parties have presented their manifestos for 2019 election, this article shows what various parties have promised the public if they win the election in regards to transport.
The conservatives promised to support cycling commuter routes by creating a new £350 million cycling infrastructure fund with mandatory design standards for new routes.
This will ensure cyclist are safe and more families would be able to go out together.
The party promised to fund city regions in order for them to upgrade their buses, trams and train system to make them as good as London’s, with this idea transportation system in city regions would be more effective wherein they’re provided with modern buses, modern train systems, smart ticketing and better-integrated services in general.
The conservatives aim to connect major productive cities with the northern power house rail plan which will be built in between Leeds and Manchester wherein later on their focus would be on Liverpool, Tees valley, Hull, Sheffield and Newcastle.
The idea behind this plan is to connect major cities across England, Wales and Scotland. They will begin by creating high speed rail line connecting London and Heathrow to Birmingham.
This plan is set to provide an attractive low carbon alternative to thousands of short flights.
The Labour party has stated that cutting emission would be the matter driving their transport policies wherein they would review public transport expenditure on transport.
This plan is to ensure that it promotes environmental sustainability and contributes to decarbonisation.
The labour party has promised to invest in a modern, integrated, accessible and sustainable transport system wherein it is reliable and affordable to improve the quality of living nationwide.
They will ensure that councils can improve bus services by regulating and taking public ownership of bus networks which will allow the availability of resources to function to its maximum potential. Councils would take control of their buses.
The party plans to provide free bus travel for under 25’s wherein they would increase and expand local services.
They plan on bringing together transport and land use planning to create towns and cities that walking and cycling are the best choice is part of agenda for the upcoming election.
The Green party plans on making travel by public transport cheaper than travelling by car, to see to this plan they would reduce the cost of travelling by train and bus.
Coach travel would be encouraged with the help of electric coaches provided across the country.
The green party has promised to revolutionise the transport system by ending dependence on carbon whereby they will invest in alternatives that works for the climate and betterment of the people.
The party plans on seeing this agenda through by providing more reliable and affordable trains, electric bus, trams and better options for cycling and walking.
The party has promised to spend £2.5 billion a year on new cycleways and paths, built with sustainable materials like woodchips and sawdust.
The party plans to stop the building of new runways and all increased road capacity which would see to saving of thousands of acres countryside every year protecting people from harm of increased air pollution and traffic danger.
The Liberal democrats have promised to prioritize healthy forms of transportation by encouraging the public to walk and cycle.
The party promised to accelerate the transition to ultra-low-emission transport through taxation, subsidy and regulation of cars, buses and trains.
The party has promised to invest in public transport I.e. buses, trams and railways with the ulterior motive to allow people travel more easily while reducing their impact on the environment at the same time.
The party has promised to reduce the need for car travel by giving new powers to local authorities and communities to improve transport in their areas, including the ability to introduce smart ticketing like London operates.
The polling stations would be open from 7am on December 12 and closing 10pm on the same day wherein results would be announced in the early hours of December 13.
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