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 over the past few months have 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 changes would you make?
Join us at our next Travel Action Group meeting:
Thur 5th March, 7.30pm at The Anchorage Centre
Tavistock PL19 8AG (next to bus station, accessible venue, doors open 7.15).
Topics at recent meetings included reducing obstacles on pavements, encouraging visitors to enjoy Tavistock without needing a car, our evidence on the Devon Climate Emergency, electric vehicle charging, cycle parking and facilities at the bus station.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all who chatted to us or left comments at the Transition Tavistock stall at Tamar Energy Fest in November. Do stay in touch.
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, which we’ve responded to (see below). We list selected others here. Suggestions welcome.