CALLS are being made to re-route buses from Leamington’s Parade in a bid to cut pollution levels.
A notice of motion, proposed by Coun Alan Boad, is set to be heard by Warwick District Council (WDC) next week.
Coun Boad, backed by Coun Phil Kohler, is urging WDC to join Leamington Town Council in calling on Warwickshire County Council to investigate and implement as a matter of urgency revisions to the routing of the university bus services which run every eight to ten minutes.
In the motion, Coun Boad says: “The primary objective being the rerouting of the services off the Parade, which will reduce both air pollution and traffic congestion through the town
centre, and passenger congestion around the bus stops, particularly at the top of the Parade.
“Additionally, we ask Warwickshire County Council to engage with the bus companies operating through the district to establish when they are proposing to change their fleets to clean, electric or hydrogen, power.
“In the meantime, we urge them to introduce a clear identification system for the engine Euro Emission Rating on the side of their buses to give assurance to the public that the current vehicles in use are to the highest Euro 6 specification.”
WDC has already issued a Climate Emergency Declaration as part of its drive to improve air quality.
The motion is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday October 20.