York businessman Geoff Beacon loves the city but wants to make it a greener, more pleasant way to live. In the first of his articles, he sets out simple ways to make this happen
The Green Piece
I rather like York council leader James Alexander despite his support for the very ungreen Monks Cross 2. When I speak to him he seems to be considering new ideas. He tells me he is keen on projects that will have the green impact. The proof of the pudding…
Can we give him some new ideas, to test him, which help make the York a green and pleasant place to live? Send your ideas to me at YorkMix and I’ll catch him and get a reaction.
And tell me what you think of these ideas as starters…
Except bikes, public transport and electric cars. Remember the peace, quiet and clean air when it was being mended?
Stop big lorries cramming Coney Street until well into the morning.
Give them the VIP treatment with better access and easier parking. Let’s have open air electric car concerts and reserved parking by the inside rails of the racecourse to watch the horses thunder by.
Unless they are returned and reused. Recycling – grinding bottles back to glass dust to feed furnaces to create new bottles – doesn’t save much.
What do you think? Any green ideas of your own? Email me here – or add your thoughts in the comments.