Zero Carbon Transport
March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The second in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. These events will cover different climate themes, bringing together experts and examples of best practice to identify the actions needed to achieve a zero carbon society. The speakers at this Zero Carbon Transport event will talk about reopening the Barrow Hill rail line to passengers, free buses, and e-bikes, followed by Q&A.
About the speakers
Alex Forrest, Senior Programme Manager (Rail), Sheffield City Region Combined Authority
Alex will cover the restoration proposal for the Barrow Hill Line (between Sheffield and Chesterfield) to allow passenger services to use the current freight route. This will link existing communities with limited public transport to employment hubs. See Alex’s article in Rail Technology Magazine.
Matthew Topham, Better Buses Campaigner (West Yorkshire), We Own It
We Own It aims to end privatisation and win public services that work for people, not profit. Matthew works as part of a coalition of activists campaigning to bring West Yorkshire’s buses under public control. He has previously campaigned for a green and socially just recovery to the covid crisis.
Alastair Meikle, Director, Inclusive Pedals
Alastair won a national award for contribution to sustainable travel, runs a company providing cycle training in schools and adult cycle training, as well as disability cycling sessions and is Secretary of the Chesterfield Cycle Campaign. He will talk about the potential for e-bikes in Chesterfield.
Save the date for future events (Last Saturday of the month)
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