Supporting Bedfordshire Council to achieve ambitious sustainability plans
July 15th, 2023
UrbanTide is working with the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) to support them towards achieving their active travel and transport targets outlined in their ambitious Sustainability Plan 2020-2030.
The Council’s initial vision is to become carbon-neutral in its own operations by 2030, with an overarching vision to make Central Bedfordshire a net-zero county by 2050.
As users of our innovative travel data insights solution, uMove, CBC are able to collect and monitor vast amounts of real-time travel data that they can use to inform decision-making and target investment where it is most needed. Data plays a pivotal role in the Council’s progress towards its ambitious Sustainability Plans.
Central Bedfordshire’s travel and transport sustainability plans
UrbanTide is specifically supporting the Council in achieving its goals related to sustainable traffic infrastructure, including supporting active travel and improving public transport.
The Council’s approach to achieving its 2030 targets involves reducing emissions from its own operations, as well as working with local businesses, residents and other organizations to encourage a shift towards more sustainable modes of transport.
The specific actions being taken by the Council include:
How uMove is supporting this drive
Our travel data insights platform, uMove, supports CBC towards these sustainability plans by providing a single source for collecting, tracking and monitoring all travel data across the county.
uMove aggregates billions of rows of data from multiple traffic sources, funnelling it through a single-source platform. This gives the Council access to accurate, real-time travel data that provides an evidence base to inform decision-making on transport infrastructure planning.
By freely sharing this open data, can accelerate progress towards their Sustainability Plan targets.
Carbon reduction potential of these plans
If Central Bedfordshire Council successfully achieves the active travel and transport targets outlined in its Sustainability Plan, this could have the following impact on their CO2 emissions: