The Green Alliance Podcast

Levelling up public transport ('Insights' series 4 - episode 10)

Episode Summary

In this episode, we speak to Anthony Breach, a researcher at the think tank Centre for Cities, about a new report comparing the public transport systems in UK cities with their European counterparts.

Episode Notes

As the single biggest source of UK carbon emissions, the transport sector is critical to getting the UK on track for net zero by 2050. Getting more people using public transport is a vital part of this transition.

But, a new report by the Centre for Cities, finds that just investing in better public transport isn’t enough. Our urban areas are less dense than comparable cities in Europe, making public transport less accessible and efficient. 

Zoe Avison, policy analyst at Green Alliance, spoke to Anthony Breach about the report’s findings and what we need to do for our cities to catch up with the rest of Europe.

You can read the Centre for Cities report here.

If you want to find out more about Green Alliance’s decarbonising transport project, visit our website