York are to drive out the car from its city centre, including electric and hybrid models by 2023, after plans were approved by city councillors.

With a target for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030, the plans have inspired enthusiastic debate among residents and environmental groups. As we all know, being proactive regarding climate change whilst ensuring a city remains financially secure is a delicate balancing act.

There’ll be more updates before a decision is finally made we’re sure, but it’s an interesting one to monitor for our industry.