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 group meetings share 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 low emission vehicles for both personal and business travel? What changes would you make?

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

Meetings are suspended, but action continues

While our bi-monthly meetings (normally at the Anchorage Centre) are on hold due to coronavirus restrictions, we’re keeping in touch and working on our aims in other ways. Join our travel e-news list for details of how you can help now, and to hear about future meetings. Contact travel@transitiontavistock.org.uk.

Influencing decision makers

Which body is responsible for what in transport? And what they up to? One of the things we can do, individually or together, is respond to official consultations which affect sustainable travel. We list selected ones here. Further suggestions welcome. Our responses to past consultations can be found here.

We joined a “round table on active travel” (see Item 5b here) and sent our initial ideas on practical changes needed to increase levels of walking and cycling in Tavistock. We’d now like to expand and refine these. Help and ideas welcome – travel@transitiontavistock.org.uk.

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