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The Combined Authority have asked us to share their following message:
The Combined Authority has today (November 9) launched a consultation on a strategy to speed up the switch to electric, hydrogen and other renewable fuelled vehicles in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
We are inviting the public to have their say on a new Alternative Fuels Strategy (AFS) before it is finalised. The AFS aims to help tackle climate change and air pollution by helping Cambridgeshire and Peterborough switch away from petrol and diesel vehicles. The strategy includes alternative fuelled cars, buses, lorries and rail.
The AFS will also support the cleaner growth of the economy and jobs.
Areas the strategy will cover includes:
- Increasing the amount of electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
- Encouraging people to choose an alternative fuelled vehicle (AFV) like an electric car.
- Complement existing work to encourage people to walk, cycle or take public transport as the first choice for journeys, as a way to significantly cut emissions.
It will form a sub-strategy to the Combined Authority’s developing Local Transport and Connectivity Plan, which is planned for adoption in early 2023 as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s statutory transport plan.
The consultation runs for six weeks and you have until end of day on 21st December 2022 to return your feedback via a short, simple survey.
To find out more, visit our consultation website where you can also fill in the survey.
Hard copies of the consultation materials are available on request. Email email@example.com or call 01480 277180. These contact details can also be used to ask questions.