A Pathway to Net Zero for Road and Rail

Generator fund

Awarded: April 2022

Community Lead:

University of Bath: Meng Meng
University of Bristol: Theo Tryfanos
Cardiff University: Liana Cipcigan (PI), Omer Rana, Carol Featherstone, Clarice Bleil de Souza, Bettina Bockelmann-Evans
University of Exeter: Stewart Barr, Christopher Smith

Project overview

Pathway to Net Zero for Road and Rail multidisciplinary network vision is to build future of transport and mobility to enable the movement of people and goods through a net zero, resilient, digital, connected, accessible and inclusive system, creating opportunities, promoting innovation and sustainable development, while reducing inequalities at local, regional, and national levels.

Background

Pathway to Net Zero for Road and Rail multidisciplinary network builds upon the necessity for a holistic view to address challenges to achieve decarbonised, resilient, and sustainable mobility.

Net Zero for Road and Rail accelerator vision is a re-envisioning of mobility systems that no longer rely only on physical movement of people and products, but rather identifies where and how this can be replaced by digital connectivity.

The proposed activities will explore how new Net Zero travel and transport concepts can improve local and regional connectivity, supporting people and local businesses, and promoting more sustainable consumption and economic practices. 

Project summary

This network of GW4 Net Zero academics and their respective research groups along with a wider range of stakeholders will reimagining how we can live differently and better, in ways that meet the need for rapid emissions reduction.

The proposed activities will explore how new Net Zero travel and transport concepts can improve local and regional connectivity, supporting people and local businesses, and promoting more sustainable consumption and economic practices. 

Community site (GW4 Portal)