Sustainable Rural Transport Talk

The Ledbury and District Civic Society is hosting a talk in the Burgage Hall, Church Lane (the cobbled street), Ledbury at 7.30, on Friday April 29.
Guest speaker, Professor John Whitelegg, who has published numerous books and papers on sustainable transport and the environment, following decades of research in the UK and overseas will be talking on Sustainable Rural Transport. Professor Whitelegg insists that ‘There is no such thing as a “rural transport problem”. There is a very well-understood national and international concept of sustainable travel and the concept applies with equal importance and relevance in all geographies (rural, village, market town, small urban areas less than 100,000 residents and large metropolitan areas and regions).’ Using evidence from the South Shropshire Climate action project and best practice rural areas in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland, John will explore the reality of high quality alternatives to the car in these areas and make direct links with delivering zero carbon, improved public health and local economic vitality. ‘Widening choices and making better choices available to all rural residents is lower cost than not doing this.’
£5 entrance, free for L&DCS members.

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