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« on: February 14, 2020, 06:53:55 am »

Are you aware of the Somerset Climate Emergency and consultation?

They have produced a framework document (see below on this).

Given that transport is the biggest polluter of Co2 and Greenhouse gases,Somerset County Council is doing very little to focus it's efforts to tackle transport. The section on public transport is very poor. Has anyone get any ideas to put forward? Appreciate your thoughts.

More information about the climate emergency consultation and event.

Mendip District Council has organised a Climate Emergency drop-in event (10:00-16:00) on Saturday 15 February at Mendip District Council.

The address is : the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council Offices, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT.

For more information: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/climate-emergency/

Read the framework document: https://wwwmedia.somerset.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Somerset-Climate-Emergency-Framework-Final.pdf

A few of us are going to the event tomorrow / Saturday. If you have any suggestions on this please let me know and I can add them to the list of things to put forward.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 07:17:54 am »

Apologies, my geography of Somerset is completely lacking, so these are very general reponses.

Did I miss the bit where it said public transport should be integrated, i.e. the bus meets the train so you can make connections.

Walking and cycling infrastructure needs to be a better standard than paint. Use existing standards, e.g. Sustrans, TfL or Welsh Government.

Last mile delivery; possibly cargobike or e-cargobike.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:58:49 am »

Are you aware of the Somerset Climate Emergency and consultation?

They have produced a framework document (see below on this).

A few of us are going to the event tomorrow / Saturday. If you have any suggestions on this please let me know and I can add them to the list of things to put forward.

I find that ... a tough document;  35 pages with just one diagram (on page 27).  Good luck tomorrow - please feed back a summary.

I say "tough document" but have sympathy for the authors - massive topic;  I have been asked for purely a local look ahead at public transport and have not managed to stick with my brief of 'about 15 lines' ... see http://www.passenger.chat/22905 . Idea - take a look at that post and see if I have any ideas that Somerset don't, or that Somerset have that I should add.
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