Birmingham Connected Extra - give your views on Clean Air Strategy, Electric Vehicle Charging and Bus Travel

We’d like to draw your attention to these opportunities for you to give your views on some important subjects:

Clean Air Strategy - consultation

Birmingham is on a journey to cleaner air and has recently launched a Clean Air Strategy setting out how the city intends to go beyond its legal duties and tackle air pollution across the city. This strategy outlines a series of pledges for delivering cleaner air and a healthier future. Consultation on the strategy is now open, closing on 26 April 2019.

On-street electric vehicle charging – research survey

Electric vehicles play an important role in improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions. Electric vehicle ownership is increasing, but a major barrier to widespread uptake is the current lack of on-street charge points. Birmingham City Council is part of a project to investigate the feasibility of a new technology to allow people without a driveway of garage to charge an electric vehicle on the street outside their home. We have a short time to conduct an initial survey about the charging behaviour of electric vehicle drivers (and prospective drivers) and their views on different on-street charging technologies. Whether or not you are currently considering buying an electric vehicle, we would value your opinion. Please complete the survey before 24 February 2019.

Birmingham bus survey

We want to find out what could be done to encourage more people to make more journeys by bus. The Birmingham bus survey is open until 1 March 2019.

Tackling anti-social behaviour on buses

One of the things people are mentioning in our bus survey is concerns over the behaviour of other passengers. In a bid to tackle low level anti-social behaviour on buses, Transport for West Midlands are consulting on whether new byelaws should be introduced in the West Midlands. The byelaws would apply to behaviour which isn’t necessarily illegal or against the law, but can make people feel unsafe or uncomfortable, such as: loitering, vaping on the bus, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, playing loud music and using threatening or offensive language. Find out more about the proposals and share your views before 29 March 2019.

Finally, if you’re planning to take the kids out to some half term activities next week, remember it’s cheap to add children to travelcard and daysaver tickets on the bus and train.

Article posted on 14 February 2019

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