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Cancelled – Our Zero Carbon Reality: Transport

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

An expert-led workshop for councils and communities to explore how to create a zero carbon transport system in Derbyshire, organised by Derbyshire Climate Coalition.

Join us for the second in a series of workshops designed to support Derbyshire’s communities and councils in developing and implementing the evidence-based carbon reduction targets needed for effective local climate plans and to achieve a zero carbon society. The event will bring together experts and examples of best practice with councillors, council officers and grassroots groups.

Feedback from September 2019’s Our Zero Carbon Reality: Housing workshop:

” A terrific day”
“It was really energising”
“Brilliant morning”
“Interesting and knowledgeable speakers”
“Lively discussion between councillors and local people learning together and discussing solutions to achieve zero carbon housing”.

Speakers for Zero Carbon Transport workshop:

A radical transport response to the climate emergency

By Lisa Hopkinson, Associate of Transport for Quality of Life

Lisa is an environmental researcher. She co-authored nine briefings for Friends of the Earth on the transport policies needed to cut carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. She has worked on travel behaviour projects, conducted evidence reviews on walking and cycling and evaluated the outcomes of sustainable transport and cycling investment.

A sustainable transport system for Derbyshire – putting the Green New Deal into action?

By Alistair Kirkbride, freelance transport consultant.

Alistair has managed CoMoUK – the national charity for car sharing and bike sharing, and has worked for the Lake District National Park Authority. His main interests are how to help make transport improve quality of life and quality of places. He has just completed a report Sustainable Transport for the North West for Gina Dowding, green MEP.

School streets – creating traffic-free space and promoting walking and cycling to school

David Clasby, Partnership Manager, Sustrans East Midlands

David has worked for Sustrans, the national active travel charity, for 15 years promoting better cycle infrastructure and travel behaviour change. He has worked with dozens of schools across the East Midlands promoting walking and cycling to school and is an active member of Derby Cycling Group.

Planning for active travel – how to better integrate walking and cycling into the planning process

Alastair Meikle, Secretary Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

Alastair runs Wheely Fun Wheels, which provides cycle training to children and adults, cycling events and regular Dr Bike workshops. He also set up Inclusive Pedals, a social enterprise, which provides adapted bikes to give everyone the opportunity to cycle. He has been the Secretary of his active local cycle campaign, for the last 10 years and has successfully used the planning system to improve walking and cycling infrastructure.

Booking essential.  Book via eventbrite here.


April 25
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Imperial Rooms, Matlock
Imperial Rd
Matlock, DE4 3NL
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