More green cars to share

18/07/2018 at 3:33 pm | Posted in Air pollution, Streets | Leave a comment
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The local car club is offering more cars to drive and most of them are now hybrid or electric. They say that “they own the cars, so you don’t have to” . I have read that private cars are parked 97% of the time., so our streets are full up. In a car club 12 people can share one car.  Co-Wheels car club has a Toyota Aygoone in St Pauls Road, Balsall Heath and a 7-seater Toyota Verso at the bottom of Park Hill. (£7.25 per hour). More at Co-Wheels site

This is surely going to become a more attractive option as the city council moves to charging older diesel cars £10 a time to drive into the city centre. Birmingham has to implement a Clean Air Zone in the next few years and charging seems certain to be part of the plan. You can find out about this and have your say at public consultation is open

 

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Clean Air Day – the Kings Heath experiment

08/01/2018 at 4:30 pm | Posted in Air pollution | Leave a comment

On December 1st, 2017 a Clean Air Action Day took place in Kings Heath, mainly on the High Street/Alcester Road. Measures included removing on-street parking and changing the way the traffic lights functioned, for just one day.

Enlisting the help of enthusiasts and sceptics from the local community, BBC TV staged the first ever large-scale experiment of its kind: using people power to try to bring about a quantifiable improvement in air quality for a single day., and to measure the results.

The results are broadcast on Wednesday 10th January at 9pm on BBC2. Watch again on iPlayer

 

 

 

 

Tree Survey of Calthorpe Park

06/06/2017 at 1:51 pm | Posted in Air pollution, Trees | 1 Comment

Can you help us ?
We are looking for local people to
• Learn about different kinds of trees and how to recognise them,
• Help us to make a map of the trees in the park,
• Suggest trees that could be planted in the park in future.

Saturday 17th June 2017

Meet 2pm at Calthorpe Wellbeing Hub, Edward Road corner Cheddar Road limited car & cycle parking, bus 35 or 45
This activity organised by Balsall Heath Is Our Planet and Birmingham Trees for Life. Please let us know if you are coming. Reply to bhiop@jericho.org.uk John Newson 0121 647 1960
Not suitable for small children

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