York-born Sir Vince Cable, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, joined Keith Aspden to back his campaign to become the next MP for York Outer today. Sir Vince took the opportunity to see the progress being achieved in the city to encourage sustainable and cleaner travel.
In York, a number of actions have been taken to improve sustainable travel in the city and begin to tackle the climate emergency. This includes the £1.6 investment to introduce a Clean Air Zone in the city, encouraging bus operators to switch to electric vehicles, and the £1.5 million investment to deliver two Hyper Hub rapid charging stations at both Monks Cross and Poppleton Park & Ride sites.
During the visit, Sir Vince and Keith were shown the work being carried out by First York to accommodate new electric buses in the city, and also the work being carried out at Monks Cross Park & Ride, following the approval of the planning application for the Hyper Hub.
Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for York Outer, commented:
“I was delighted that Vince was back in York to support my campaign, and that I could show some of the excellent work on-going to encourage modes of sustainable transport in the city and most importantly, our work in helping to address the climate emergency.”
“By making sure we invest in greener public transport and the infrastructure required to support sustainable travel, including in communities and villages, we can help more people travel using electric vehicles, and the Liberal Democrats will continue to pioneer these initiatives.”