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Find out about air quality in York
Welcome to JorAir - City of York Council's new air quality website.
Latest news is published below as and when it happens...check back regularly for updates!
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First fleet of low emission taxis take to streets of York
Streamline Taxis has become the first taxi service in the city to operate low emission vehicles with ten new hybrid taxis and one electric car, with support from City of York Council.
York was the first city in the UK to offer taxi drivers funding towards the price of a low emission taxi to help to reduce air pollution through the Low Emission Taxi incentive, which offers up to £3,000 off the purchase price of a new or used hybrid or electric taxi up to five-years-old.
Through this scheme, the council has been working with taxi drivers and associations over the past 18-months to promote the uptake of low emission taxis in York. It’s proved so popular there are now more than 30 hybrid taxis in York including Hackney and Private Hires with the first fully electric taxi also operated by Streamline Taxis.
To support the uptake of electric taxis there are also five rapid chargers in York including the Sports Village, Nunnery Lane car park, Monks Cross Park&Ride and Poppleton Bar Park&Ride that can charge an electric car in 20 minutes.
Posted 2nd December 2014
Third Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP3) Consultation
We would like to hear your views on the measures we are proposing to reduce emissions and improve local air quality in York. The process for implementing a new Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) involves consultation with residents, businesses and other stakeholders who may be affected by the measures.
The consultation runs from Friday 21 November 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015.
Further information about the consultation is available here
Posted 21st November 2014
You are visiting an award winning website!
City of York Council’s Environmental Protection Unit were delighted to scoop Air Quality Bulletin’s first prize award in the 2014 website review.
JorAir was one of only 7 websites to receive the maximum 5 stars for content. Jack Pease, editor of the Air Quality Bulletin publication, commented “once again we think York is our winner with its JorAir dedicated website underlining the good work that the city is doing on air quality”.
Posted 22nd September 2014
York sightseeing bus given an electric makeover
One of York’s renowned City Sight Seeing buses has become the first double-decker bus in the world to be converted from diesel to full electric drive. The electric bus can travel zero emission all day long without needing to charge and will eliminate the emission of 33 tonnes of CO2 and more than 535 kg of poisonous NOx per year.
The council was awarded £75,433 in October 2013 to convert the 15-year old City Sightseeing bus to fully electric drive, after successfully bidding for the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund.
Posted 3rd September 2014
Fellows Take part in Environmental Pollution and Monitoring Week
City of York Council’s Air Quality Team recently delivered a lecture on air quality to fellows of the CAPACITIE project (University of York). Topics covered included air quality monitoring techniques, Air Quality Action Planning and Low Emission Strategies.
The lecture was part of the second formal training event for the CAPACITIE fellows, which focussed on environmental pollution.
Posted 25th July 2014