DfT funds Travelling Light

One of the biggest challenges we face in stopping using fossil fuels is the future of transport.  The way we all get around is going to have to change dramatically over the next few years, and that will have to include our many visitors to the valley.  So we are delighted that …

Hope Valley Climate Action has been awarded £120,000 by the Department for Transport for the first year of a project to make the Hope Valley a national beacon for sustainable rural travel. Travelling Light aims, over five years, to make walking and cycling the best options for short journeys, increase the take-up of improved public transport, and reduce private vehicle use for travel into and within the Valley. Roger Clarke, HVCA’s travel and transport lead, said “We are delighted that Travelling Light has received Government support. The project is unique in that it will be led by the local community, and puts rural travel centre stage. The Hope Valley currently receives between three and five million visitors a year. 90% of these journeys are made by car. This level is unsustainable given that the transport sector remains the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the UK”.

HVCA Press Release …

People travelling to and within the Hope Valley in the heart of the Peak District National Park will be able to do so by public transport, cycling and walking rather than by car, thanks to £120,000 of funding also confirmed today. Hope Valley Climate Action’s ‘Travelling Light’ project will benefit the whole country by leading the way in decarbonising rural travel and giving local residents and visitors more options to benefit their health, as well conserving the beauty of the National Park. 

DfT Press Release …

Statement from Robert Largan MP …

 

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