Read the NPC response to the call for evidence on the Future of Transport: rural strategy
Future of Transport Rural Strategy Call for Evidence Department for Transport Zones 1-3, Floor 3, Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road
15 February 2021
Dear Future of Transport Rural Strategy Team
NPC EVIDENCE FOR THE CONSULTATION
for the Future of Transport Rural Strategy Call for Evidence
The National Pensioners’ Convention (NPC) is Britain’s biggest independent organisation of older people, representing around one thousand local, regional, and national pensioner groups with a total of 1.5 million members. The NPC is run by and for pensioners and campaigns for improvements to the income, health and welfare of both today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners and this response is based on the views and experiences of our members. We wish to submit views to the Department for Transport for the consultation for the Future of Transport Regulatory Review.
We do not have the resources to respond in detail to all of the individual questions in the document. Therefore, our contribution is couched in general terms with areas of concern specifically mentioned. It has, however, been compiled by our Transport Working Party whose members have significant experience, often at a very senior level, in the transport industry as well as our Campaign Officer and Information Officer.
Our response will concentrate on the experiences and concerns of our members who are, by definition, in the older age range and many of whom have mobility impairment. For ease of reference, ou