Tag: air quality

Birmingham signals “green light” for clean air drive

A collaborative partnership led by  Idox Transport [formerly Cloud Amber] with CheckedSafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency InnovateUK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city. The 12-month Greenwave pilot project, which started in April 2017, will provide fleet vehicle drivers with an app to […]

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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

By on 15/06/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take to improve air quality across the city. Today (Thursday 15 June), Birmingham will join other cities […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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National Clean Air Day activities confirmed

By on 08/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day of activities designed to […]

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National Clean Air Day in Birmingham

By on 23/05/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Employers, schools and communities in Birmingham are being urged to get involved in the first ever National Clean Air Day next month. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day […]

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Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed […]

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Working to improve air quality in Birmingham

By on 07/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on the work Birmingham City Council is doing towards introducing a Clean Air Zone as well as the implications of a High Court ruling regarding the Government’s air quality plans. There has been a lot in the press over the past week about how the Government […]

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Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme

By on 26/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme: https://t.co/a3HFhk48D6 #green #localgov #brum @AnneShaw10 @LisaTrickett41 pic.twitter.com/TV6nQg7kJE — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 26, 2016 Taxi driver Ahmednur Hassan has praised an innovative project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner by fitting vehicles with new LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) engines. Birmingham is one of six cities mandated by the Government to […]

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£3million hydrogen bus boost for Birmingham

Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Commenting on the support shown for the scheme, Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council said: “It is great that […]

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The Clean Air Act: What we are doing 60 years on

By on 05/07/2016 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Today (July 5) it is 60 years since the approval of one of the nation’s most significant pieces of legislation – the Clean Air Act. Drawn up after London’s Great Smog of 1952, it went a great way towards solving many of the issues we faced as a post-war heavily industrialised nation. Fast forward six […]

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