Totnes Town Council has launched a Green Travel Guide aimed at helping residents and visitors to get around the town in an environmentally-friendly way. It provides useful links to walking and cycling routes, bike rack locations, and bus and train information. The guide also includes a few tips for travel further afield. It will be shared on the Town Council and Visit Totnes websites and social media platforms to help ensure residents and visitors are aware that getting in the car is not the only option for getting around.
Cllr Emily Price, Mayor of Totnes, explains: “We wanted to make sure that everyone has the information they need to make an informed choice when they travel around Totnes. If you don’t know about the walking or cycle routes and buses available, you’re probably automatically going to reach for your car keys instead. By putting all this information together in one handy guide, we hope that more people will try out greener options to reduce traffic on the roads and help Totnes achieve its pledge to act on the declared Climate Emergency.”
Green Travel refers to all travel that reduces private vehicle usage and improves air quality, such as walking, wheeling, public transport and car/bike sharing.
You can read the Green Travel Guide here: https://www.totnestowncouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Green-Travel-Guide-2024.pdf
Find out more: https://www.totnestowncouncil.gov.uk/your-community/traffic-transport/ A printable version with full hyperlinks is being developed.
The Totnes Traffic and Transport Forum is an Advisory Body to the Town Council. Graham Bennett, Chair of the Forum, explained: “The Forum’s role is to provide a community space, open to all, for discussion on issues relating to traffic and transport and the transition to sustainable, low carbon, forms of travel in Totnes and the surrounding area. Community support through the Forum has been really important to the production of the Green Travel Guide, which we hope will make a practical difference for Totnes residents and visitors.
“Meetings are held every three months, on the last Wednesday of the month, between 6.30-8.00pm at the Guildhall. The next meeting will be on 31 January 2024.”
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