HAUC(UK) and Transport for London (TfL), working with research partners and representatives from the sector, are collaborating on a vital initiative to help address the UK's Net Zero 2050 target set in 2019. Funded by TfL's Lane Rental Scheme, the Road to Net Zero project is aimed at slowing down the impact roadworks have on the environment. The outputs of the academic research will provide vital information on how the sector can reduce the carbon footprint caused by roadworks operations. This progressive industry-wide initiative is the first step on a journey that ultimately aims to collectively hold the sector accountable to a tangible reduction in carbon emissions.
HAUC(UK) is a representative body formed in 1986, bringing together highway authorities, utilities, and government departments. Their objective is to ensure essential street and road works are conducted efficiently, without hindering public travel. HAUC(UK) recognises the sector's pivotal role in achieving net zero and is dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation within the industry. By working with research partners, HAUC(UK) and TfL are leading efforts to create a positive plan for the sector's sustainable future.
For more information on the Road to Net Zero project, visit https://www.roadtonetzero.org.uk