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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Transport Group

Transitioners are committed to reducing their personal footprints by walking and cycling more; using public transport wherever possible; car-sharing when the car's the only way to go; avoiding air travel, whether it's for personal journeys or the goods we buy. As a group, we're campaigning for the infrastructure to help us to make the transition.

The TN Transport group aims to help to achieve a resilient transport infrastructure for Norfolk, working in partnership with other transport groups and local government - at city level, at county level and taking account of important links outside the county. In particular, we want to help reduce dependency on road use, both for private cars and for road freight.

The Transport Group will continue to campaign for a better transport infrastructure for Norfolk and Norwich in the light of the coalition government's report on its spending review in the autumn of 2010 and local councils' responses to that report.

We are campaigning for improved public transport within the city and across the country:
- better rabetter rail services on the existing lines, bringing disused railway lines back into service to improve connections between the market towns and the city;
- investigating the feasibility of train/tram services;
- better bus services, with rapid transit services linking the railway station, city centre and major destinations eg N&N hospital, the university, science and business parks; services that are clearly integrated, with reliable and easily understood bus times; affordable fares and tickets that can be used interchangeably on buses, trains and trams.

We encourage more cycling, with support for the City and County Council’s plans for more cycle routes. Several of our members are actively involved in events to promote cycling.

We support the City Council’s proposals for working towards a car-free city centre.

We are also actively researching more resilient approaches to transporting freight – by rail and by water – and working with others in Transition Norwich towards reducing the need for travel via local sources of supply rather than national distribution of goods.

The Transport Group meets from time to time, to keep up to date with the latest news and developments and to share ideas for further activities. We usually meet at Take Five in the city centre, by kind permission of their staff. Our members include cyclists, rail users and tram passengers, inner city residents who want to be able to walk around the city without being mown down by cars, city councillors, county councillors…. and people just looking for ways to cut down their road use!

Contacts: Jane Chittenden jane@janechittenden.co.uk

Click here to view / join the Transport email discussion group (Google Group)

Pix: Carfree city centre; Gridlock at Christmas