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This is the page for the Transport Subgroup of Teign Estuary Transition. A key element of transition is to reduce car-use by developing an infrastructure that offers alternatives forms of travel. This could include creating footpaths and cycle tracks, and supporting greater use of buses and trains. We can each help with these actions by considering our own car-use when travelling to and from home, to shops, public places such as schools and hospitals, and to work.

Transport posts

News items relating to the Transport subgroup

Useful links

carsharedevon.com

A free service set up by Devon County Council in partnership with Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council to enable car sharing. Just register the journeys you wish to make and look for a match.

Otesha Project UK

Otesha is a youth-led organisation that helps young people to become agents of change. At the heart of the Otesha Project you’ll find a two-wheeled revolution. Every summer, teams of wonderful young people are hopping on bikes and travelling across the UK, stopping at schools, festivals and communities along the way to perform the Otesha play and generally make the world a better place.

Ride On – Cycling for All

The aim of this charity is to ensure every person who wants to ride a bike locally has access to the necessary training and equipment to do so regardless of age, ability, or income.

The Charity “Ride On” is operating a scheme through which unwanted & pre-loved bikes are re-cycled and made roadworthy again to be loaned, in the first instance, to children who cannot access a safe roadworthy bike and adults who are returning to cycling and need to build their confidence again, or even learn for the first time!

The children who do not have bikes are to be loaned one by Ride On so that they can access the Bikeability course in school, a ‘road based cycling proficiency for the 21st century’, which is fully funded by the Department of Transport. At the end of the course their parents are able to make a small donation to the charity and the child rides away on their “new” bike to enjoy the freedom and health giving benefits that cycling can bring.

Current sourcing of bikes is from Devon and Cornwall Police, a local recycling unit and the people in the local community who will be donating unwanted bikes to the scheme voluntarily.

Each bike will pass through a partner where they will be refurbished and made roadworthy for the community to access through one of the schemes run by Ride On.

Download a copy of Ride On’s aims and objectives for 2012.

Sustrans

“Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable”. They’re a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Their site gives access to a large number of useful factsheets.

Walking and Cycling Statistics

A series of documents published by the Department of Transport relating to walking and cycling statistics including: “Local area walking and cycling in England, 2010/11” and “Local area walking and cycling in England, 2011/12”.

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