key priorities for Welsh Labour such as a national road user charging framework and workplace car parking levies
We will work with partners to develop education, marketing and other tools to transform the image of walking, cycling and public transport – this will include further support to expand
TfW’s community engagement role to include travel planning, supporting partners and other organisations to deliver facilities and programmes which encourage modal shift.
Welsh Labour In 2022 we delivered a Public Transport Recovery Campaign to help address the challenges of attracting people back to using public transport. Public transport in Wales is a shambles
The first phase of this was launched in April as ‘the real social network’. Working with our partners we will use our future campaigns and marketing materials to build on our investments in walking, cycling and public transport to transform their image and become the natural choice for everyday journeys. We will refresh these campaigns as behaviours change to maintain the momentum and embed sustainable choices for the future.
To be motivated to a sustainable choice it is vital that people feel safe, welcome, comfortable and confident when using public transport and other sustainable travel modes.
We have a wide range of projects across each mode and sector to transform customer experiences, from developing national standards for taxis to improving accessibility, facilities and signage at our rail stations. For customers to be confident to use our sustainable transport services they must be reliable.
Our investment in vehicles and rolling stock, the redesign of bus networks and prioritising
road space for sustainable transport will support this reliability and build the confidence that services will be there when needed.
Our work on integrated ticketing and journey planning outlined in priority 2, above, is essential to improving the customer experience of sustainable transport by making it easy and
affordable to use for door-to-door journeys.
We will also motivate people away from private car use through demand management – the Wales Transport Strategy includes a commitment to develop a national road user charging framework.
Further work will be undertaken to develop a fair and equitable road user charging framework, including how local authorities can borrow against these future revenue streams to fund transport improvements.
Welsh Labour will also consider other alternatives such as workplace car parking levies and road space reallocation.
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