Ambitious proposals to tackle the Climate Emergency and improve people’s health by reducing vehicle use, promoting active travel and creating liveable communities across Bath and North East Somerset are to be discussed at a webinar on Monday.
The council has developed three complimentary strategies for low traffic neighbourhoods, residents’ parking schemes and electric vehicle charging. The strategies build on national and international best practice and are designed to help cut congestion, improve air quality, and reduce vehicle intrusion in residential neighbourhoods while encouraging more active travel.
The strategies are due to go to public consultation later this summer and the webinar, on Monday 27 July at 5pm, will give people the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns with the council’s Leader, Councillor Dine Romero, Councillor Joanna Wright, joint cabinet member for Transport and Councillor Sarah Warren, cabinet member for Climate Emergency.
Councillor Joanna Wright said: “We need to de-carbonise transport and think differently about how road space in residential neighbourhoods is used. Our proposals support our vision to create safer, cleaner, quieter streets that improve conditions for walking and cycling and encourage people to become less reliant on their cars. It is though important that we hear what people think of our proposals and I’d urge residents to take part in the webinar before submitting their views in the public consultation.”
The webinar, which is the latest in a series held by the council on key issues, will take place on Zoom and people can register to take part in advance here.
Anyone registering for the webinar will receive a confirmation email and will then be able to submit questions in advance.
The webinar will also be streamed and saved on the Council’s You Tube channel
For more details on the council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods proposals, read the full press release in the newsroom on the council’s website.
Visit the council’s Climate Emergency webpage www.bathnes.gov.uk/climateemergency