Let’s Keep Improving
We are determined to protect and sustain our environment and make it easier for our residents to move around the city by utilising different forms of accessible transport.
By introducing easier ways of getting around, we can deliver on our ambitious climate neutrality target of 2030, creating jobs and attracting businesses in the process. Without reliable public transport people will inevitably travel to work by car and in doing so add to the emissions output in our local communities. Our work on creating a modern transport hub and increasing car parking space has helped to reduce the number of vehicles driving around the city centre at any one time, which in turn brings down pollution.
The City Council has been leading the way on tacking climate change on a local level and this work must continue. Presently the Tory County Council has a target of 2050 for carbon neutrality, 20 years too late according to leading scientists. By voting Labour on May 6th you can help ensure the City Council remains under Labour control and that the great progress made is not undone.
Labour understands that we need to show our care for the environment locally by working with the community and voluntary organisations to reduce littering, dog fouling, fly tipping and graffiti. Our team of councillors already play an active and visible role in their communities, walking the streets and speaking with residents to help combat these issues.
We want to work towards wider uptake of public transport by improving existing services where possible, encouraging greater use of cycle lanes, cycle schemes and pedestrian walkways. We take the view that Environmental policy is not a bolt-on extra, it is a responsibility and a priority that runs through everything else that we do.