- What We Do
- Future North West (formerly Regional Strategy (RS2010))
- Regional Planning
- Regional Housing
- Regional Transport
- Economic Development
- How We Do It
- Equality & Diversity
A modern and efficient transport network is integral to the success of the North West, within the region, linking it to the rest of the UK and beyond. As such, transport issues are prominent in the Regional Funding Advice (RFA).
As road traffic accounts for 22 per cent of the region's CO2 emissions, considerations around climate change are likely to play as significant a role in deciding the future of the region's transport network as economic factors. There are also socio-economic issues, such as commuting within the region, to be addressed.
The region has already made important decisions that have led to significant investments in the North West's transport infrastructure over the years. 4NW sought to ensure that future submissions for funding from the region to Government departments such as the Department for Transport and the Highways Agency, was as compelling as possible and agreed by the region as a whole. As such transport was a regular topic of discussion at the Regional Leaders Board, with updates on ongoing and future projects.
In addition 4NW also commissioned a number of research projects, including those under the 'Delivering a Sustainable Transport System' (DaSTS) Initiative. To access copies of these studies click here.
Other transport research is available here.