Travel and transport

Electric train
Cyclists
Electric car charging points
Chesterfield No 170 Bus

Better low carbon travel

Aim

The aim of the action group is to decarbonise travel to, and in, the Hope Valley. This will be achieved through a combination of promoting active travel [walking and cycling], pressing for excellent public transport, and reducing the use of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. The Valley will become a national beacon of sustainable travel in a rural area.

Organisational structure

The group has a monthly meeting on zoom, at 7 pm on the first Thursday of each month. The group is co-ordinated by Roger Clarke [clarkerogerm@gmail.com and 07943 845745]. General meetings are normally chaired by Tom Ricketts. Group members lead individual projects. The group’s work is supported by a bi-monthly email Bulletin, which is circulated to 60 people on the group mailing list.

Current projects

The group is working on a number of projects which raise awareness of sustainable travel issues and possibilities, demonstrate solutions, and provide a base of experience from which to advocate policy change.  

Travelling Light

A national sustainable travel demonstration project, encapsulating many of the Travel and Transport group's aims. Currently in its development stage, funded by the Foundation for Integrated Transport. Project Officer Mandy Holden hopevalleytravellinglight@gmail.com.

Eyam Moor

Walking project

'Good for you, good for the planet'. Promoting walking as part of daily life. Lead Joanna Collins joanna_collins@hotmail.com.

Car Free Days

project to trial selective road closures on Sundays, to free up space for safe walking and cycling by people of all abilities. Lead Gordon Wordsworth g.wordsworth@icloud.com.

Try an e-bike

Village-based events to encourage people to try out e-bikes. Lead Tom Ricketts thespokedwheel@gmail.com.

EV Charging

Securing a network of electric vehicle charging points throughout the Hope Valley. Lead Tom Ricketts thespokedwheel@gmail.com.

20's Plenty

HVCA support for a Derbyshire-wide and national campaign, with the objective of establishing 20 mph speed limits in all Hope Valley villages. Lead Charlotte Farrell cnfarrell@hotmail.co.uk.

No 17o Bus

Bus campaign

Two-week campaign over Easter 2022 to promote the use of existing bus services by local people and visitors. Lead Anne Robinson anaerobe@clara.co.uk.

Bus service Improvement Plan

Working with the County Council to ensure that their Bus Service Improvement Plan delivers high quality bus services for the Hope Valley. Lead Joanna Collins joanna_collins@hotmail.com

Hope Hub

Working with the County Council to make Hope station a transport hub, where bus, rail and other transport services would connect. Lead Roger Clarke clarkerogerm@gmail.com

We’re working towards a better, low carbon travel and transport system in the Hope Valley.  

To join this group email Roger Clarke

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