Totnes on the Move is a community-led project; funded by Department for Transport, sparked by Devon County Council and managed by a group of community volunteers, the TotM Community Board.
Does that sound incredibly dull? It’s not!
What it means is that the town of Totnes could be a “People First” town, safer for residents and visitors – pedestrians and cyclists – and less polluted. We will also have achieved a new and collaborative way of working with our county council and we’d be happy to share our experience with other communities ready to take a hard look at transportation. If we want to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, the transportation sector will have to decarbonise by more than 50%. Each community has a responsibility to do its bit, and that means us!
We welcome participation from local residents. The Community Board usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Transition Town Totnes office on Fore Street.
Good news for E-cocar sharers
Car hire on your doorstep! Wednesday 15th January, 2014, saw the completion of road markings and signs for two new E-cocars parking bays on Fore St. and Seymour Rd. in Bridgetown (one remains at Totnes Station). The bays have been allocated solely for use by the E-cocars following the formal advertising of a Traffic Regulation Order in September last year, where there were no objections. Car share clubs such as Zipcar are successful 1) when the cars are located near to those who use them, 2) there are both small and large cars on offer and 3) people know about it. Therefore, Phase One of the expansion addressed car location and Phase Two will be the addition of two vehicles to the fleet and a supporting marketing effort including a website redesign. This success story has been made possible by funding from Devon County Council and the work of Totnes on the Move.
Help Bob get a new bus!
Bob the Bus has been shortlisted for the Big Lottery Local Papers Programme for a grant of 30K towards a new bus. The application was for setting up a Tuesday Summer Service running from Totnes to Stoke Gabriel calling at the campsites and bringing more people to the town.
To be successful BOB NEEDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO VOTE!
Voting coupons will be in the Herald Express on 5th and 12th Sept. and need to be sent in by 16th Sept.
Download this poster, print and post it!
Hop on a “5-star”, low-emission coach
From 30th September 2013, Stagecoach South West will run two brand new ‘Stagecoach Gold’ routes operating every 30 minutes, 7 days a week between Torquay, Paignton and Totnes. The routes will then connect the English Riviera to either Dartmouth or Plymouth via Ivybridge, with each location benefiting from an hourly service. The high spec buses with free Wi-Fi will be fitted with Scania Euro 5 EEV (Enhanced Environmental Vehicle technology) engines that have even lower emissions than those required by the highest current Euro standard, making them amongst the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the road.