Bath Preservation Trust has submitted its response to the Journey to Net Zero plan.
We maintain the need for:
- A coordinated and systematic approach to reduce the environmental impact of transport in Bath.
- Wider consideration of plans in context and integration with other policies.
- Consideration of how measures may impact the public realm and historic environment.
- Ensure the WECA mass-transit scheme does not make Bath a dormitory to Bristol for students.
- Long-term strategies for maintenance and repair, giving the same weight to pedestrian and cycle routes as roads.
- An increased push for public engagement with infrastructure users.
- Consideration of behavioural change alongside proposals, with increasing engagement about schemes and travel choices and/or incentives for ‘green’ travel options.
- Extend the Clean Air Zone charging to all non-resident domestic through journeys
- Market Bath as a walkable, bikeable city.
- Work more closely with public transport providers.
- Opportunities to integrate car charging points into existing street furniture, such as lampposts.
- Include embodied carbon in overall carbon reduction assessments.