Is our city on track to become the UK’s Environment Capital?
We ask some of the organisations trying to make Peterborough more eco-friendly whether we are living up to our green ambitions
The environment is a huge talking point at the moment, both nationally and locally.
While the front pages recently were dominated by government proposals to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, in Peterborough there has been much talk about sustainable transport in the city.
The controversial decision to knock down Rhubarb Bridge and replace it with road crossings, the Peterborough Telegraph’s campaign for a footbridge at Fletton Quays and fines for cyclists on Bridge Street have all featured heavily in the past few weeks and provoked huge discussion.
It is also 25 years since Peterborough was designated as one of four UK environment cities and nine years since Peterborough City Council adopted the target of creating the UK’s ‘Environment Capital’.
Now, as part of a series of features, the PT has spoken to some of the organisations which are trying to make Peterborough more eco-friendly to find out whether the city is living up to its lofty green ambitions.
This week, we decided to take a look at transport in Peterborough.
Cyclists in Bridge Street