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

  • Car Share
Join Car Share
Changing car use surveys In response to Covid-19, many people are changing the way they travel. Could cars that are now used less be shared with people who are now driving more? And could this lead to a permanent reduction in the number of cars owned? As part of a European project, MaaS4EU, Hayfield Sustainable Transport Ltd […]
  • Travel
Appetite for sustainable travel
Travel Survey Findings We are delighted to publish the results of the Travel and Transport Survey. Please have a look: it’s a quick and informative read. The survey showed that there is a considerable appetite from local people and visitors for more sustainable travel in the Hope Valley. Many people are willing to consider making […]
  • Walking and Cycling
Bike bus to school
In 2008, Hope Valley College pupils organised a petition for safe cycling to their school but over a decade later there is still not a safe route from the villages along the valley to the school. Now more than ever this is essential. It is great that in September the schools will reopen fully but […]
  • Travel
Visiting travel and transport
For this first blog, I’m going to take a quick visit to the Travel and Transport Group.   Next month will be all about food and farming, and then the following one about wildlifing and rewilding, and then the energy group after that.  So tune in as we go along as we’ll have a fine time catching up with […]
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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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