Come and join the CLASP Network to find out about sustainable transport and travel in Plymouth.
- How do we fare as a sustainable city?
- Are we any good at getting about on foot, by bike or by bus?
- Can we car share? How can we drive this forward?
Have your say and add your ideas at this free CLASP event.
Guest speakers and Q&A will be followed by Creative Conversations.
Mark Hodgson - Managing Director of Co-cars and Co-Bikes
Co-cars and Co-Bikes Co-cars is a car and electric bike sharing network in the South West which has just launched its first Co-Car for people in Plymouth. Their vision is to be a truly sustainable enterprise providing services that change the way people move. Mark will talk about their mission to develop and deliver 'mobility as a service' transport solutions that enable people to live better lives, without the costs of car ownership, that improve air quality, decrease carbon emissions and increase positive sustainability.
Richard Stevens - Managing Director of Plymouth Citybus
Richard will be talking about sustainability at Citybus, for example, the new biodiesel buses and how Citybus is contributing to make Plymouth a more sustainable city by encouraging more people to travel by bus. Richard will talk about the challenges there are with encouraging more people to travel by bus and the opportunities that now exist for increasing bus travel.
Rosie Starr - Project Lead for Sustainable Travel at Plymouth City Council
Rosie will shed light on the council's plan for sustainable transport and tell us how far we have travelled. She will highlight the council's successes in helping to put Plymouth on the national map for cycling, the work to encourage more people to walk and cycle and where the council's plan will take us next.
Neil Minion - Advanced Public Health Practitioner at Plymouth City Council
Neil will talk about a series of projects he delivered last year in two of the city's primary schools that focused on the council's campaign to reduce exposure to air pollution and increase knowledge of air pollution and its effects.
CLASP are looking for your ideas to include in the Creative Conversations around sustainable transport and travel.
These could include, for example:
- No Car Day In Plymouth - could we establish such a day (annually?) to reduce the amount of vehicles on our roads and increase people's awareness of issues surrounding cars, such as the volume of traffic in and around Plymouth, our dependence on petrol/diesel vehicles and the potential consequences of such dependence, eg, health, depletion of fossil fuels, amount of materials/embedded energy in car manufacture, cost to the infrastructure (roads) etc.
- Promoting cycling for Plymouth - what more can we do? While we celebrate Plymouth as one of the best cities for cycling in the country we consider the challenges/opportunities facing those trying to encourage more people to cycle. What are the health benefits/savings etc.
- Health and wellbeing - why more people should take the sustainable option (to the car).
- Car sharing - how do we increase it in Plymouth?
Please email your ideas for the Creative Conversations to firstname.lastname@example.org.