Zero Carbon Harrogate Strategic Plan

9th November 2020

Zero Carbon Harrogate Vision and Strategic Plan
Zero Carbon Harrogate Vision and Strategic Plan

Zero Carbon Harrogate has published its Vision and Strategic Plan, setting out how the Harrogate District can become carbon neutral by 2030. North Yorkshire County Council has committed to net zero in the county by that date.

Transport emissions in Harrogate are higher than the national average, and account for 49% of the total (see pages 7 and 8 of the report). The A1M is responsible for a large proportion of these emissions. Transport emissions have reduced by only 0.6% over 10 years.

CO2 emissions, Harrogate District
Co2 emissions for Harrogate District by sector compared with national emissions

2030 Imagined

In a section called 2030 Imagined, the report pictures a low-carbon Harrogate in 10 years' time. The points relevant to transport include:

Strategic Plan

Points in the Strategic Plan that are relevant to transport include establishing a Car Free Friday, and encouraging home working. Zero Carbon Harrogate also want to support the development of active travel infrastructure, and promote the use of car clubs.