Making the Right Travel Choice

Our Making The Right Travel Choice Strategy aims to make it easier for local people to make more sustainable journeys such as journeys on foot, by bike or using public transport.

Approved by the North East Joint Transport Committee in November 2022, it covers Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham. 

The strategy encourages car users to switch one journey a week to public transport, walking, wheeling, or cycling and for people who don’t have access to a car to continue to travel sustainably.

Small changes to how we travel will help us to make a big difference – cleaning up our air, lowering carbon emissions, reducing congestion on our roads and improving the health and wellbeing of local people. This could result in around 200 million additional trips being made by sustainable transport every year, improving our environment and the health of local people. 

Making the Right Travel Choice is the lead policy of the 2021-2035 North East Transport Plan which is currently under refresh. If we each increase our green journeys by even one journey per week, that will take us towards achieving our vision and our regional transport objectives.

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Making the Right Travel Choice

Read the latest version of the Making the Right Travel Choice Strategy.

Consultation summary

This report summarises your feedback from the public consultation on our proposed strategy.

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