19 July 2019
The motion, put forward by Cllr Neil Laurenson and the council's Green group was passed with the support of Labour councillors, was backed at a full meeting of Worcester City Council on Tuesday (July 16).
Cllr Laurenson repeated the words of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who said: "We can't solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis."
Fellow Green Cllr Marjoy Bisset asked councillors to put aside their differences and agree to take action for the common good.
She said the council could make the city's air cleaner by deterring diesel and petrol cars and by making existing homes as energy efficient as possible, pushing for new homes to be carbon neutral as well as improving cycle and walking routes would make Worcester a more attractive place to "visit, live and do business in."
The motion was as follows:
The Council will:
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All Green Party members are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire.
Our next meeting starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th November in The Paul Pry pub (back room) on The Butts, WR1 3PA.
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Worcester City Museum has no public cycle parking. The City Museum is situated on a cycle lane. Cycle parking would mean that City Museum visitors can make sustainable transport choices and help ease the City's traffic congestion.