The aim at Doncaster Sheffield Airport is: “to ensure that the airport maximises the opportunities for sustainable and inclusive transport access for passengers and staff”
Sustainable transport includes the use of public transport, walking, cycling, car sharing and other innovative transport initiatives in an efficient and viable manner.
The Airport has implemented an Airport Surface Access Strategy (ASAS), a document to develop, implement and promote sustainable surface access for passengers and staff to the airport. The model share targets within the ASAS are monitored by the Airport Transport Forum (ATF).
The ATF has three specific objectives which have been set out in the DfT’s Transport White Paper: “A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone”:
In 2007, 7% of all passenger trips to and from the airport were made by sustainable modes of transport, which is encouraging from 3% in 2006. The aim is to increase this to 20% by the end of 2015.
- To draw up and agree challenging short-term and long term targets for decreasing the proportion of journeys to the airport by private car, whilst increasing the share of journeys made by public transport/sustainable transport by air passenegers and employees.
- To devise a strategy for achieving targets, for incorporation in the Local Transport Plan and the Regional Transport Strategy.
- To oversee the implementation of the strategy.