A detailed report has been prepared on the findings of Brighton & Hove’s climate assembly, the first of its kind for the city. The report, which has been produced by experts at Ipsos MORI who independently facilitated the citizens’ assembly on behalf of the city council, summarises its findings and recommendations. Ranked in order of importance, the 10 recommendations from the climate assembly are: A car-free city centre; The public transport system should be affordable/accessible; Creation of healthier low traffic/pedestrianised communities; The council should actively consult and engage with the community; Introduce mobility hubs – a mobility hub is a recognisable place which provides and connects up different types of travel, like cycle hire, station, parking and transport information; Cyclists should be prioritised over cars through well-designed dedicated cycling networks that are safe and practical for day-to-day use as well as leisure; Introduce a park and ride to minimise car use in the city; Make public transport a more convenient alternative to driving a car; Messaging should focus on what people gain rather than lose and educate/expand citizens’ knowledge; There should be a focus on incentives rather than sanctions as interventions; The recommendations are viewed by the assembly as a suite, rather than standalone ideas. They should all be implemented together in order to be as effective as possible.
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