The UK government have published their Future of Transport Regulatory Review. The plan for transport comes as the government want to UK to shape the future of transport by being a world leader.
The governments approach will be underpinned by the following principles:
- New modes of transport and new mobility services must be safe and secure by design
- The benefits of innovation in mobility must be available to all parts of the UK and society
- Cycling, walking and active travel must remain the the best options for short urban journeys
- Mass transit must remain fundamental to an efficient transport system
- New mobility services must lead the transition to zero emissions
- Mobility innovation must help to reduce congestion through more efficient use of limited road space, for example through sharing rides, increasing occupancy or consolidating freight
- The marketplace for mobility must be open to stimulate innovation and give the best deal to consumers
- New mobility services must be designed to operate as part of an integrated transport system combining public, private and multiple modes for transport users
- Data from new mobility services must be shared where appropriate to improve choice and the operation of the transport system
Furthermore, the review focuses on three priority areas; Buses, taxis and private hire vehicles, micromobility and mobility as a service. To present this, the government have divided the review into five parts:
Part 1 – sets the background for where changes in transport are occurring & the governments approach to addressing them
Part 2 – micromobility
Part 3 – looks at views on flexible bus regulations as part of the buses, taxis and private hire vehicles workstream
Part 4 – Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Part 5 – informs on the wider work of the Future of Transport Regulatory Review.
If you would like to read more on the Review, you can find the full document here.