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 share views on how easy it is to use sustainable transport around the Tavistock area and to nearby towns – and ideas on how it could be better and more inclusive. 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 low-carbon travel habits. Whether your concern is potholed pavements or diesel fumes, cycle safety or bus routes, get in touch on travel@transitiontavistock.org.uk.

Next meeting (at last!) Tuesday 31st August, 2.30pm at the Anchorage Centre (next to Tavistock Bus Station). Numbers at the venue are restricted by Covid policy, so advance booking is required. Sorry!

Take a look at our Walkable Tavistock initiative. If you enjoy maps, photos, talking to people or exploring on foot, please volunteer to assist.

Join our travel e-news list for details of opportunities to get involved, 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.

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.