Bristol is one of just three cities in the country to be awarded Zero Emission Transport City funding today (Thursday 24 March).
Bristolians, commuters and visitors to this great city can now look forward to cleaner air and a healthier environment thanks to a £500,000 investment to make Bristol a Zero Emission Transport City. The bid was co-ordinated by the West of England Combined Authority led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.
The cash secured from the Government will develop plans for installing 1,000 cycle hangars, increasing electric charging units and introducing 250 electric buses across the city.
West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Working in close collaboration with Mayor Marvin Rees I am delighted that Bristol has won funding to become a Zero Emission Transport City. This is important to enable us to reach our ambitious net-zero targets and will mean more local people breathe cleaner air and lead healthier lives.”
The Zero Emission Transport City is a trial programme from the Department for Transport which will demonstrate how zero-carbon transport initiatives in urban locations can provide efficient, affordable and accessible city centre transport options. The funding has been awarded to the West of England Combined Authority and the trial will be delivered in partnership with Bristol City Council.
Bristol, Norwich and Oxford are the only three cities in the country to be awarded Zero Emission Transport City funding.