This week the government announced £5 million funding for projects to reduce air pollution from local buses in urban areas. The scheme will compliment existing plans to upgrade 900 London buses to tackle poor air quality.
While most energy policies for the UK’s transport sector are focused on urban cities, like London, in reality transport emissions per head in the capital are lower than those of populations in rural areas, where communities are much more reliant on motor vehicles to get around.
“The very carbon dependent culture of nonurban areas is the most problematic,” says Dr Caralampo Focas, researcher in transport studies at the University of Oxford.
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