Travel and transport


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 [ 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. 

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

To join this group email Roger Clarke

How to get involved

We’d love to hear from you….

  • …if you have qualifications and/or experience in sustainable building or green energy generation and would like to offer your expertise to the group
  • … if you have an interest in one or more of the energy issues we focus on
  • … if you’d just like to come along to one of our events or meetings

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Our news

  • Public Transport
Use the Bus   11-24 April
‘Use the Bus’ aims to encourage people to use our local bus services to Sheffield, Bakewell and Buxton. Fewer journeys by car will reduce carbon emissions and help tackle climate change in Hope Valley.   Stress-free enjoyable travel Use the Bus is supported by bus companies and local councils. With their help we will be asking you to please Use the Bus whenever you can to […]
  • Travelling Light
Travelling Light Project Plan Webinar  31 January
Webinar discussing the project plan for a national beacon project for low-carbon travel in popular rural areas, based in the Peak District Mon, 31 January 2022    15:00 – 16:00 GMT .Eventbrite Register Here About this event Travelling Light is a national beacon project for low-carbon travel in popular rural areas, based in the Hope Valley […]
  • Public Transport
Train Times
Hourly stopping trains For many years campaigners, especially Hope Valley Railway Users Group (HVRUG), have been working for hourly stopping trains along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester and Sheffield, so we were very pleased when an hourly service was introduced a few years ago. However, many of us have been caught out because some […]
  • Travelling Light
BBC North West
HVCA’s Mandy Holden and Roger Clarke were featured on BBC North West on Wednesday 24 November, exploring the idea s car-free days and low carbon travel in the Peak District. What do you think?
  • Public Transport
every village, every hour – a bus strategy for Hope Valley
Hope Valley Climate Action aims to combat the climate emergency by reducing CO2 emissions. It works through practical projects, raising public awareness, and campaigning for policy change. Bus services are essential to our vision of integrated, high quality public transport. This would enable much reduced use of private cars, which in turn supports HVCA’s aims. […]
  • EV's
Are EV’s really that green?
With the UK set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, more of us are considering the switch to electric. But with the environmental impact of making the batteries, and the need to generate the electricity to charge them, what is truly the greenest option – go electric or stick […]
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Electric car charging points
Chesterfield No 170 Bus

Better low carbon travel

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

Eyam Moor

Walking project

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

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

Try an e-bike

Village-based events to encourage people to try out e-bikes. Lead Tom Ricketts

EV Charging

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

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

Bus campaign

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

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

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

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