Travelling Light

Travelling Light is a nationally significant sustainable travel pilot, unlocking the conditions for transformative change in two key areas: Decarbonising rural travel, and Improving the experience of a significant landscape for all.

The aim is to combat climate change by encouraging everyday walking and cycling, increasing the use of high quality public transport, and reducing the use of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. These steps will also improve the quality of life of residents and visitors by enhancing road safety and reducing the noise and disruption resulting from traffic.

Travelling Light - an ecosystem of low carbon travel connecting the hope valley. Eco system diagram showing e-bike revolution, demand led shuttles, community car clubs, transition to electric vehicles, high quality train line, integrated bus services. Hope Valley travel hub, travel by bikes and on foot and car free spaces.

Coming soon – Innovation and spreading change

Latest Travelling Light news:

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Moving Together Means Business!
      Businesses everywhere are looking for ways to make the best use of their assets, attract and retain talented staff, and demonstrate their commitment to the environment and communities they are part of. Travel and transport have an important bearing on all these objectives. Businesses in High Peak and Hope Valley have particular […]
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Transport for Cornwall
Learning from Cornwall – Webinar March 6th 2024  Download Slides Download Note Cornwall Council has been a leader in improving rural public transport. They have pioneered integrated transport [bus and rail] under the Transport for Cornwall brand https://www.transportforcornwall.co.uk/  On March 6th 2024  Transport for Cornwall very kindly hosted a webinar for HVCA to learn from […]
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Bradwell Community Conversation
In January we held two events in Bradwell as part of a community conversation to help identify what the key transport issues were for the village, and how people thought they could be improved.  They were well attended and generated some enthusiastic discussion, so a big thank you to everyone who turned up! You can […]
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Moving Together Improves Your Travel Choices
      Residents of Buxton and Hope Valley can now benefit from using Moving Together, a new online platform designed to help residents find local travel and transport solutions. It is free to use, could positively impact the way residents get around and even help save money. The platform is focused on shared transport […]
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Community Conversations – Phase 2 of our community engagement plan
Thank you to everyone who completed one of our surveys on Commonplace over the summer.  Over 300 visitors and residents of Hope Valley responded to the survey about travel and transport in the area, and we now have some excellent base data to inform the next stage of our Community Conversations engagement plan. Key findings […]
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Shared mobility – what is it and how can it help me?
What is “shared mobility?” “Shared mobility” may sound like another transport-related buzzword – but you probably already know what it means, and you may already be part of it! Put simply, shared mobility means getting around by means of shared transport, e.g. car sharing or using someone else’s EV chargepoint to charge your car. Here […]
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Travelling Light for tourism: Sladen Lodge
We are delighted to have worked with Julie from Sladen Lodge, to learn what actions have been taken to help clients travel light. Sladen Lodge is luxury group accommodation in Hathersage, providing a self-catering base in the heart of Hope Valley. “We are really thinking carefully about what we’re doing. Everything, from the products we’re […]
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Photo by Luke Ellis-Craven/Unsplash
We’re delighted to be able to share five new short videos, starring Hope Valley businesses who are making a difference for climate and nature. Whether it’s making sure services integrate with train arrival times, connecting guests with local produce during their stay or helping visitors with their “last mile” travel, we’re so pleased to have […]
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Bamford Active Travel Project
Do you live in Bamford and want to be involved in a project to improve active travel in the village? We would love your help! We’re excited to be coordinating a new project to promote active travel (walking, wheeling and cycling) in the village. We’re leading a pilot project which brings together Bamford residents, community groups […]
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Car sharing local case study
Did you know that most domestic cars and vans are driven just 4% of the time, according to the RAC Foundation? With the average car being driven for just 1 hour out of every 24 (being parked at home or elsewhere for the rest of the time), it makes sense to consider sharing your car with […]