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Find out about air quality in York
Welcome to JorAir - City of York Council's new air quality website. The site has recently had an overhaul, to update various sections and address some accessibility issues - we hope you like the new look!
Latest news is published below as and when it happens...check back regularly for updates!
The various sections of the site can be accessed using the menu to the right of the page. Kids, you can click on the image below to go straight to the fun stuff!
Electric buses in York
City of York Council has been working recently on an electric bus project which aims to convert 80% of bus traffic in York to running cleanly on electricity with zero emissions of local air pollution. The most frequent buses through York run short journeys which are an ideal match for current electric bus technology.
The project co-ordinated three Green Bus Fund bids which has resulted in funding towards nine new electric buses in York, a total £824,500 from the Department for Transport (DfT).
Six of the new buses will be used as part of the city's Park and Ride network, while the others will be used to service the University of York and the new Derwenthorpe housing development.
Collectively the nine electric buses will save more than 4,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifespan. The new electric buses are due to enter service by March 2014.
Posted 30th May 2013
York to Launch Electric Car Charging Network
York is hoping to become the first city in the UK to install a network of pay-as-you-go charging points for electric cars.
The Council hosted a special event at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet to showcase the latest electric car technology. A short video of the day can be found here
Posted 12th April 2013
Low Emission Business event 5 March 2013
City of York council has partnered up with Investors in the Environment to host two business events on Tue 5 March at the Mansion House.
The morning event ‘Opportunity Green’ is about reducing costs and environmental impacts, taking advantage of the latest Government Green Deal initiative (9.30–12.15)
The afternoon event ‘Future Transport York’ builds on City of York councils Low Emission Strategy and is to help better inform local operators about clean transport initiatives and ends with the launch of ‘Eco-stars’ – the new fleet recognition scheme for York (13.00-15.30).
Both events are FREE of charge & open to all business sizes and sectors. Lunch is included for delegates attending both the morning & afternoon sessions or afternoon session only.
Register for one or both events at email@example.com or call 07500554455.
Posted 25th February 2013
Electric Vehicle Charging in York
There are already several places in York where you can charge your electric car and many more locations are planned in the near future. City of York council also has plans to install a public charging network across its city centre car parks with a fast charge capability. Further information about charge point locations can be found on the I-Travel York website
Posted 30th January 2013
Funding to improve air quality in York
The council has successfully bid for £150,000 worth of funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for five schemes which aim to improve air quality in the city.
York will receive £94,490 to put towards the implementation of Low Emission Strategy measures and £54,490 to assess the impact of these and other transport measures.
The grants will be used to raise public awareness of the health impact of air pollution and promote the use of low-emission vehicles and taxis. Funding will be used to put on vehicle demonstration days, purchasing or leasing a low-emission vehicle for promotional activity and developing a low emission taxi incentive scheme.
The money will also enable the council to assess the likely reduction in emissions through the i-Travel campaign, and allow an anti-idling strategy feasibility study to be carried out.
Posted 29th January 2013