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Sustainable and Active Travel

Mile for mile, short car trips create the most CO2 emissions. So if you’re not going far, why not walk instead? As well as helping the environment, you’re likely to feel better too. And it’s free.

Electric vehicles are already an increasingly common sight on local roads, and Orkney Islands Council is keen to promote their use, through Orkney’s Electric Future, which is aimed at encouraging a further uptake in numbers of EVs, reducing consumption of fossil fuels and raising demand for something our islands have in abundance – locally-generated renewable energy.

EV Charging Infrastructure

EV Charging points are possibly the most expensive piece of infrastructure presently being installed in public car parks. An interactive map on the Reflex Orkney website details the location of charging points as well as details of renewable energy sites.  Electric bicycles are also available to hire. You can also read more in our Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy

Orkney's Green Travel Plan

Orkney Islands Council adopted its Green Travel Plan following committee approval in November 2016.  The Plan aims to:

The objectives of Orkney’s Green Travel Plan are:

Find out more in the Green Travel Plan.

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