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Transport

 

What Can We Do?

Things to consider...

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IDLING

If an engine or machine idles, it runs slowly but does not move or do any work

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IDLING

If your car is stopped for more than 10 seconds you should turn it off. 
Contrary to popular belief, turning your engine off and on again does not consume more fuel, & is good for the environment.
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IDLING

The area the size of Manhattan or 15,000 football fields: The area of new trees needed to absorb the C02 emitted annually by NYC idlers

New York City

Resource

THE HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF ENGINE IDLING IN NEW YORK CITY

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CYCLE BUS NETWORK

A Cycle Bus is a great way to travel to school with students cycling along a designated route with parents accompanying them.
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BICYCLE BUS

Bicycle Buses Let Dutch Kids Pedal Together to School

In The News

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period

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The Journal, Monday 21st December 2020 
"THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT Authority (NTA) is planning to purchase up to 800 double-decker electric buses over a five-year period. The NTA today released a tender for this purchase. It said this is “part of a shift towards greater sustainability” in the public transport fleet. The first of these 800 buses are expected to arrive in the second half of 2022. 
The Transport Minister Eamon Ryan welcomed the announcement today, saying he looks forward “to seeing cleaner and greener buses in operation”. 
“Going electric will reduce the carbon footprint of our public transport fleet, and will help us reach our long-term climate goals,” he said."

€240m funding boost for Ireland’s sustainable transport infrastructure

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The Mayor, Friday, 12 February 2021

NTA supports 468 projects for top-class walking and cycling facilities across the country

The National Transport Authority of the Republic of Ireland announced on Thursday allocations totalling EUR 240m in support of sustainable transport projects across the country. Compared to last year’s funding, the fresh financial support marks an increase of just over EUR 130m, allowing 233 new projects to be added to the state agency’s investment programme in 2021.