Travel Action Group

Advocating for ways of getting to and around the Tavistock area that are better for people and planet than dependence on fossil fuels.

Local travel as it could be?

Our meetings in September and October 2019 shared views on how easy it is to use sustainable transport around the Tavistock area and to nearby towns – and ideas for how it could be better and more inclusive in future. Frequent, well-connected public transport in all directions; easy to walk, use a wheelchair or cycle to reach facilities; leading rather than lagging in the shift to electric (or other low emission) vehicles for both personal and business travel? What’s changes would you make?

Join us at our next Travel Action Group meeting:

Tues 3rd December, 7.30pm at The Anchorage Centre

Tavistock PL19 8AG (next to bus station, accessible venue, coffee from 7.15).

We’ll be putting together a response to Devon Climate Emergency Task Force’s call for ideas for actions to cut the county’s carbon footprint.

We’re keen to involve individuals, groups and businesses who want to shape this vision for mobility, influence decision makers and encourage people to change travel habits. Whether your concern is potholed pavements or diesel fumes, cycle safety or missing bus routes, get in touch on travel@transitiontavistock.org.uk.

See us at the Transition Tavistock stall at Tamar Energy Fest in Butchers Hall, Tavistock Saturday 23rd Nov 10am – 3pm.  At 11am we’re leading a short discussion in the cafe area, and at 12 there’s a talk from Plymouth Cycling Campaign about a new path beside the A386. 

Influencing decision makers

One of the things we can do, individually or together, is respond to official consultations which affect sustainable travel. A key one is the Devon Climate Emergency call for evidence. We list selected others here. Suggestions welcome.

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