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Carbon-based transport is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions across the borough, which also reduces the air quality. It is important to consider other methods of transportation that are more sustainable.
The Council has invested resources in the Clean Air for Colchester project. The two-year project is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). You can take part in the project to help raise awareness about this issue in Colchester. Watch the Council’s short video promoting the project.
There are extensive walking and cycling networks across Colchester, that enables you to make cleaner journeys throughout the borough. These are detailed on WalkColchester and CycleColchester.
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and the Council is trying to accommodate this growth by providing a number of electric charging points across the borough. There are also a variety of grant schemes that the Government offers to encourage the ownership of electric vehicles and for the installation of electric vehicle charging points.
There is a Park and Ride service that operates throughout Colchester with regular stops on its route, making it a convenient sustainable travel option.
The Council also works with several local businesses and organisations to develop their sustainable transport initiatives as part of the Travel Plan Club project.
Page last reviewed: 4 March 2020