Pot Hole Watch
Cycling UK is drawing attention to the sorry state of many of our roads and the risk that potholes can pose to cyclists. They are asking the nations governments to focus on fixing the local roads that we all use every day, rather than spending huge sums of money building new roads. You can help by using the Fill That Hole app or website www.fillthathole.org.uk to report potholes you spot while out for your exercise or essential journeys.
Electric Car Gains Wiped Out
The Government has set an ambitious target for almost all cars to emit zero carbon by 2050. It has made progress in increasing the number of ultra-low emission cars and charge-points in the UK to support this, but it has a long way to go to achieve its aims, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Transport is the UK’s largest source of carbon emissions, with most emissions coming from cars. By the end of September 2020, sales of new ultra-low emission cars accounted for 8% of the market, beating the Government’s target. However, since 2011, total carbon emissions from passenger cars have reduced by only 1%. Average emissions from new cars in Great Britain fell year on year between 2011 and 2016, but increased by 6% between 2016 and 2019. This increase has been attributed to a rise in the sale of sports utility vehicles (SUVs), increased road traffic/travel by car, and revised methods for estimating carbon emissions.