We were delighted to welcome Tony Eva from Carbon Neutral Cambridge as the guest speaker at our online monthly meeting in July 2020. Streaming live to our Facebook channel, Tony explained how the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region has a carbon emissions budget of only 15 million tonnes for transport for 2020 onwards. After decades of car-centric policy, the actions we take will need to be fast and radical, from removing cars from all metropolitan areas by 2025 to phasing out Park & Ride and building extensive Greenway cycle routes.
The video of the meeting is now available on YouTube: watch it now to be informed, inspired – and challenged. Tony asked Camcycle members and supporters to consider how seriously they take climate change and the need to get to zero carbon emissions as soon as possible. Do we accept the radical actions that will need to be taken to help us meet the required carbon emissions targets? What are we willing to do to make them happen?
The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 4 August, where representatives from some local campaign groups will share their ways of working and inspire others to get involved. Find out more about this and other Camcycle events on our events page.
Links to more information
Carbon Neutral Cambridge
More details on the statistics shown in Tony’s presentation can be found in the Carbon Neutral Cambridge response to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Local Transport Plan in the reports section of their website.
Find out about local authorities’ current plans for transport and climate change.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Local Transport Plan
Cambridgeshire County Council Climate Change and Environment Strategy
Greater Cambridge Partnership Transport Vision and Projects
Cambridge City Council Climate Change Strategy
South Cambridgeshire District Council Zero Carbon Strategy
Camcycle’s Spaces to Breathe campaign
Find out more about our campaign for more space for safe cycling and walking during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Sign our open letter, submit suggestions for areas which need more space to keep people safe and view the presentation of solutions we’ve been sharing with decision-makers.
Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.