top of page

Transport

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.

Local transport groups and projects

Local groups have already formed to pioneer, retain and revive low carbon transport options in and around our local area.

Volunteers from the Greenway Group hold a banner promoting a traffic-free route for our communities alongside the mayor.

Greenway Group


A traffic-free route connecting Wotton, Charfield and Kingswood

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 Sustrans (the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle) and Gloucestershire County Council (who are managing the project) on a detailed route design study.

 

Read their 2024 newsletter for an update, find out more on their Facebook page or contact them directly at wckgreenway@gmail.com.

Support our local bus service

Using our local bus service is a great way to help reduce carbon emissions, support affordable transport options and ensure we can get around without needing access to a car.

Our local bus service (route 84/85 between Wotton-under-Edge and Yate) needs us to regularly use it. To see more about the campaign to keep the route running, please visit the group's Facebook page:

Save the W-u-E to Yate bus service Facebook Group

The route is currently operated by 'The Big Lemon' bus company and the route, timetable and further details are on their website.

People boarding number 85 bus between Wotton-under-Edge and Gloucestershire
Fly through simulation of Charfield Station taken from Gloucestershire County Council video

Charfield railway station

Charfield railway station closed to passengers in 1965 and has been the subject of much debate about re-opening. In March 2023 Charfield station planning application was approved. This is great news for local public transport and will boost the business case for the new greenway route to connect Charfield, Wotton and Kingswood. The station re-opening is currently expected in December 2026.

If you're interested, there is a Facebook page dedicated to re-opening a station at Charfield and South Gloucestershire Council also provide information about Charfield Railway Station

Further ways to reduce your carbon emissions from transport

Things you can do now:

Woman trialling an eBike copyright Eric d-costa

Upcoming Events

  • Nuclear’s Role in Meeting Climate Targets
    Nuclear’s Role in Meeting Climate Targets
    Thu, 26 Sept
    Wotton-under-Edge
    26 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    26 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    Following on from his popular zoom talk given during lockdown in 2021, Dr. Kevin Howard returns in person to update us on the significant developments in Nuclear Power.
  • British Bats 🦇
    British Bats 🦇
    Thu, 24 Oct
    Wotton-under-Edge
    24 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    24 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    Prepare for Halloween by learning more about our British bats.
  • Land Use and the Potential for Regenerative Farming in Stroud District
    Land Use and the Potential for Regenerative Farming in Stroud District
    Thu, 28 Nov
    Wotton-under-Edge
    28 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    28 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Wotton-under-Edge, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
    Moving towards nature friendly land management regenerative farming in Stroud District, with Rebecca Charley - SDCs Strategic Lead for Nature Recovery and Biodiversity.
bottom of page