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 Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPECIAL REPORT - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@peterboroughtoday.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTjoelLamy

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

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