MK Council is marking national clean air day - the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and health professionals.
MK Council wants Milton Keynes to become a showcase for how a green and clean city should behave, and has been working with partners on innovative schemes to tackle climate change, and on becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.
MK’s unique grid road structure and 200 miles of redways helps to maintain air quality for pedestrians and cyclists alike, and a major pollution report found that the city has cleaner air than any other urban area in the UK.
The city is one of the best places to own an electric vehicle - with over 400 charging points and many more in the pipeline. Following a successful council bid last year, MK will be home to a brand new fleet of fully electric buses from next year.
We’re one of the most cycling-friendly places in the UK, with council initiatives to encourage more people to take up cycling including secure cycle parking, changing facilities, and over 300 public bikes available to hire.
The council is currently running a pilot for a rewards system where local people earn vouchers for major retailers if they travel using green and healthy methods.
Find more details on the Get Around MK website.
“We’re serious about tackling climate change and need everyone’s help to achieve this. We’ve got some really exciting plans for sustainable travel in MK and want to make it easier for residents to do their bit. Everyone can make small changes which could have a big impact whether it’s doing the school run on foot or using a bike to get to work.”
- Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew