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Mobility and Transport

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Emissions from our Council operated fleet remain a consistent source of carbon emissions. We know that technologies around electricity and hydrogen fuelled vehicles is improving and we need to ensure that we do not fall behind in this area.

These are some of the ongoing works and projects we have completed:-

  • The Council’s fleet meet the Euro 6 standard and therefore have the lowest emissions possible for diesel vehicles.
  • Delivering safer routes in the community schemes around schools, encouraging children with their families to walk and cycle to school, trying to tackle air pollution around schools and get people active and healthy.
  • Developing community based transport options when commercial bus services have been withdrawn.
  • Developing and delivering active travel routes across the County.
  • Installation of publically accessible charging points across the County.
  • Review of our current fleet contract to fulfil our transition to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV).
  • Selected to trial two electric recycling vehicles from early 2022.
  • Two electric buses introduced to the transport fleet.

These are areas we feel need improvement:-

  • Further investment in the charging network – ensure charging points are available at key areas across the county including rural and urban areas, and that, where possible, the network is standardised with chargers cross-border.-
  • Continue the transition of our fleet to ULEV – support the transition of our small fleet to electric, and stay ahead of emerging technologies for our large fleet, eg bin lorries. Ensure that we have the charging infrastructure to support this growth.

For more information please email the climate change team at: