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.

Our next meeting will Wednesday 6th July, 2.30pm, at the Pinder Court Common Room in King Street, Tavistock. More details and booking link here. Booking not essential, but helps with planning and sending advance information.

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. Sign up for the Transition Tavistock newsletter, and select “Travel Action Group” at the end of the form.

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.

In July 2020 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.

Recent presentations

Slides from a talk at Tamar Energy Fest, November 2021.