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At last, years of research and ideas have come to fruition – with the publication of the Town Team’s Buxton on the Move consultation.
Getting around town and accessing the places we need to be has long presented a challenge. This resulted in the establishment of our Access, Parking, Traffic & Transport group, which has spent the last five years working on some possible solutions.
The Sustainable Travel Plan is the result of their work, in partnership with local authorities and organisations… and now we want to know what you think about it.
Download a copy of the document – complete with hyperlinks for your feedback – by clicking on the document, left (OR CLICK HERE).
OUR LATEST SUCCESSES…
Buxton Town Team is playing its part in cutting emissions and reducing the number of motor vehicles on the road – by initiating the new Buxton Car Club.
Members can book a vehicle whenever they need to, without the cost of maintenance, road tax, insurance or buying a car in the first place. Enterprise have based a car and van at Buxton Station, available exclusively to car club members by the hour.
Our Access Parking Traffic & Transport group worked with the Friends of Buxton Station to get the scheme running. Project leader Tina Heathcote said: “This concept fits beautifully with the Sustainable Travel Plan for Buxton, due out shortly for consultation.”
Buxton can also boast the High Peak’s first e-bike delivery service… thanks to the Town Team.
While working on a Sustainable Travel Plan for the town, members were contacted by ELov, an e-cargo bike delivery firm which wanted to expand into Buxton. We put them in touch with Day Zero, Higher Buxton’s own zero waste shop, and together they are now offering a zero carbon delivery service to your door.
Look out for the Buxton Sustainable Travel Plan consultation which starts in May.
Buxton on the Move
One of the key problem areas for Buxton in the next five years, as identified at the 2020 Vision Conference, is traffic, transport, access and parking – generally moving people and things around the town.
So we convened a second conference – Buxton On The Move – in 2016. Representatives from community groups, transport companies and the local authorities, as well as relevant experts, were invited to investigate what could be done to improve the town, taking into account everyone’s different needs.
The final report of the conference can be found here: CLICK FOR REPORT
As a result, we have now set up the Access, Parking, Traffic and Transport Group, tasked with developing an holistic plan for the town that meets the needs of all users, and with developing and promoting specific projects that will contribute towards achieving it. The group is currently working on a whole town Travel Plan for Buxton, as well as the Safer Walk & Ride Network. For more about that, CLICK HERE
If you’d like to get involved in this work please get in touch.