A Green Recovery: The Future of Transport in Cardiff

Info/text via Cardiff Greenpeace

An online event hosted by Greenpeace Cardiff Local Group tonight!

Transport accounts for around one third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, with the vast majority coming from road transport – cars, vans and HGVs. For the UK to achieve its 2050 target net zero target, we need a transport revolution in the UK – replacing petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans with electric vehicles accompanied by massive investment in walking, cycling and public transport.

Cardiff Council have made some huge changes to the transport infrastructure in the city, building cycle ways, creating more pedestrianised areas which are currently under consultation and work has begun on the South Wales Metro. Yet many people find it difficult to get around the city for work, shopping and caring responsibilities.

Coronavirus has majorly impacted on the way we get about. Some key upcoming decisions by the UK and Welsh Government will have long-lasting effects on the future of transport in Cardiff. This event will be a chance to learn about current transport campaigns and schemes in Cardiff, how this maps against the national context, and how to take action to help achieve a sustainable transport future in the UK.

Speakers include

  • Sue Hurrell, disability campaigner
  • Oasis Cardiff, refugee and asylum seeker charity
  • Caro Wild, Cardiff Council
  • Cardiff Bus
  • Transport for Wales
  • Jenny Rathbone, MS

Date:  20 October 2020

Time:  7pm

WHERE:  https://greenwire.greenpeace.org/uk/en-gb/events/future-transport-cardiff

Contact:  cardiffgreenpeace@gmail.com  or  07500 001973

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