Transport makes up in the region of 25% of the UK's emissions. It goes without saying that getting around is an important part of our lives, particularly in a rural area. Small changes to our transport choices can save us money and reduce our impact on the environment. In addition planned changes to our infrastructure will also help make significant headway in our community's bid to reduce carbon emissions.
Things you can do now:
Walk or cycle wherever possible
Car share - https://liftshare.com/uk is a great way to find an organise car shares
Using public transport - https://www.traveline.info/ has a great journey planner
Walk to school - Living Streets offer great tips and guidance on walking to school
If you're changing your car, consider an electric vehicle - 'go ultra low' have a guide to choosing and buying an EV, including grants
The Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood Greenway Group, which aims to create a safe, traffic-free walking and cycling route to connect Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood, providing a link to a new Charfield railway station.
Find out more about the re-opening of a station at Charfield:
Charfield railway station closed to passengers in 1965 and has been the subject of much debate about re-opening. A business case for re-opening the station is likely to go ahead
Find out more in the Bristol Post's article about seven new train stations for the area. If you're interested, there is also a Facebook page dedicated to re-opening a station at Charfield.
Public meeting - Transport and electric vehicles (date TBC)
eBike trial #2 (date TBC)
The Wotton, Kingswood and Charfield Greenway Group
The Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood Greenway Group aims to create a safe, traffic-free walking and cycling route to connect Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood, providing a link to a new Charfield railway station.
The group are currently working with charity Sustrans to produce a detailed route design study, which will be followed by a feasibility study.
Find out more on their Facebook page.