Shaping North Ayrshire process
Electric vehicles are being promoted yet there are limited charging stations and there is no communication about where charging stations are located / how these are used etc.
More showers in work to promote walking / cycling to work
Safer cycle routes
The roads definitely have to be safer - we really need a network of cycle paths on main arterial routes - which is challenging given the nature and narrowness of some of our roads. More charging points for electric vehicles would help and also exploring hydrogen based vehicles - not sure far along these are but a mix of approaches is required.
Better cycling infrastructure - more routes away from traffic as this is a barrier to a lot of people. I am hoping to trial an ebike to see if getting to work on a bike is going to be possible for me. One of the barriers to this, for me, is time. By the time I have taken my child to school and cycle in to work, get showered and changed etc it will probably be well after 10am. More flexible ways of working should be offered to those who cycle/walk to work.
Further to Jim's idea below, the person trying to hire a pool car for a short journey should be redirected to cycle hire instead. Provide more cycle racks.
Electric buses for Schools may be a good idea. Cycle to School but the roads need to be safe, we have so much more cars parked its not a nice place to cycle with all the cars. Better cycle lanes would make our kids safer to cycle.
Was under the impression this survey about North Ayrshire is but clearly majority of responses focusing on council staff. Dalry has no bus service for primary schools. Surely the council should get the basics right first?
How much electricity is used by electric vehicles? What environmental impact does this have when we are being encouraged to reduce use of electricity? Electric vehicles are not ‘magic’ and surely cause more damage than, for example a council worker cycling where possible!?
I think the council are doing really at present regarding this - yet again the council can influence further changes - again start with planning ! Can more cycle paths be included in all new build developments, covered cycle stands at work places (as a condition of planning consent). Better organized public transport eg run smaller buses in off peak times - the ticket sales on every bus obviously give an average idea of demand. As far as I'm aware all buses in Iceland are run on hydrogen fuel could this not be done here ?
We use public transport wherever possible. Electric or low emissions vehicles ought to be purchased by the council. Routes for carers, refuse vehicles etc should be reviewed so that they minimise journey distances. More charging points should be put in place. New homes should be built with a charging point. More cycle paths should be built. Safe walking routes developed for schools, businesses etc.
If proper shower and changing facilities were provided I'm sure more people would be willing to leave the car at home.
Currently we are expected to share drying rooms with cleaner trollies, walk from one end of the building to the other to shower and change and all with only a handful of showers.
If the council are serious about reducing the carbon footprint then make the proper facilities available to allow staff to participate.
We must have an expanded and useful public transport network so that it becomes a more viable option for people to use it. More electric charging points and also hydrogen refill stations please as we are now seeing usable hydrogen cars. Let's preempt that with some way of actually using them! With nowhere else to voice this within the questions I would like to point out that many of the roads within our area are coastal and under threat from quickly rising sea levels. We need to ensure that no villages will be left stranded.