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.
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.
the council, through tracker technology, should ban the use of pool cars etc for journeys under a specific distance.