Category: Environment

Plymouth City Council has launched a consultation on ambitious plans to install a network of Journey Hubs, designed to make travelling around the city cleaner and greener.

To help curb emissions and encourage residents and visitors to use low carbon modes of transport, the Council aims to install up to 50 Journey Hubs across Plymouth by 2023. Each hub will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging points, e-bikes, an EV car club and links to public transport. The scheme also includes plans for the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry.

At this first stage, the Council wants to find out from local people how they move about the city and how the public could benefit from a network of Journey Hubs. The next stage will be when we start asking where these hubs should be located throughout Plymouth, this will be later this year.

The Council plans to install smaller hubs in residential areas and larger hubs offering more features in the City Centre and main railway station.

Local residents, employees, businesses and visitors will be able to use the hubs to plan their journeys on public and shared transportation, both in the city and on the main routes into Devon and Cornwall.

The Council’s Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan sets out ambitions for a minimum of 26,700 new homes and at least 20,000 new jobs by 2034. This level of development will have a significant impact on Plymouth's transportation systems and carbon emissions. Journey Hubs will strategically connect existing public transport across Plymouth, providing low carbon transport options for local journeys, intercity travel or to areas not covered by public transport. They will also help the city address the Climate Emergency which was declared by the Council in March 2019.

The consultation on Journey Hubs closes at 5pm on Wednesday 24 March 2021.

Further information on the council’s Journey Hub plans and how to respond to our consultation can be found on our Journey Hubs web page.

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