What are the current barriers facing the way we travel in rural areas?
What solutions are already available to enable us to travel more sustainably?
Over the last few months, Hope for the Future has been working with residents in the High Peak constituency. Residents here – like in so many other rural locations in the UK – are concerned about the future of rural transport in their local area. Whilst the covid-19 restrictions have prompted record-breaking numbers of people enjoying rural places for outdoor recreation, fewer people are travelling to green spaces by public transport.
These are not new issues for the High Peak – but the emphasis we’re seeing on a green recovery from coronavirus highlights the importance of ambitious and inclusive proposals to ensure sustainable travel becomes the norm.
We’re bringing key stakeholders, campaigners and the public together with Robert Largan MP for High Peak for an engaging and forward-looking discussion about the future of sustainable travel and transport in the constituency (with lessons that apply elsewhere in the UK as well!).
We will be joined by the following speakers:
- Robert Largan, Conservative MP for High Peak
- Silviya Barratt – Head of Policy, Research and Projects, Campaign for Better Transport
- Lee Thompson – Partnerships Manager for Yorkshire and the Humber, Sustrans
- Brian Taylor – Head of Policy and Communities, Peak District National Park Authority
- Catherine Croney – Hope Valley and High Peak Community Rail Partnership
- Lee Davies and Ann Lewis – Age UK (Sustainable Transport in Cornwall project)
- Steve Platt – HVCA, who will be reporting on the travel survey in Hope Valley.
Please send questions in advance to email@example.com. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions on the night.
The event is being organised in collaboration with the High Peak Green Network. Register here …