East Yorkshire residents urged to attend online event and have their say on decarbonisation plans
People in East Yorkshire are being encouraged to have their say on the region’s Decarbonisation Strategy at an online public consultation event next month.
The draft strategy, developed by the region’s political and business leaders through Transport for the North sets out the ambitious goal of achieving near-zero carbon emissions from surface transport by 2045.
Tim Wood, interim chief executive at Transport for the North, said: “Reducing carbon across our region’s transport network is an essential part of tackling the climate emergency - one of the greatest challenges of our time. We’re thrilled to be consulting a strategy for the whole region that outlines how rapid progress can be made and how the North can lead the UK in slashing carbon emissions.
“We urge everyone across the North East to get involved in this vital work and provide their views to the consultation, helping to shape future transport networks that are not only efficient and reliable, but are sustainable too.”
North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for access, said: “The County Council fully supports TfN’s proposed Decarbonisation Strategy.
“Our county is the largest in the country and residents often have to travel long distances just to reach destinations within North Yorkshire. That is why we support improvements in public transport whenever we can to offer alternatives to the private car. We also continue to expand opportunities for safe sustainable travel, and to invest in the county’s digital infrastructure to improve broadband and mobile phone reception.”
To help people find out more and have the chance to ask questions, TfN is hosting an online event at 2pm on Monday, July 12. It takes place via Zoom and is free to attend – people should register in advance at tinyurl.com/uc7p9jdr.