Our transport system in Britain and Chesterfield is increasingly dependent on oil – car ownership and use have been rising steadily for decades, and public transport is in decline. Fewer people walk and cycle than 50 years ago.
However in a few years time oil will be so expensive that car use will be difficult for many people. We need to ensure that there are alternatives in place to enable Chesterfield residents to access shops, education, work, leisure activities etc by more sustainable means.
Transition Chesterfield want to encourage more people to walk and cycle in and around Chesterfield. Encouraging and facilitating walking and cycling supports community health, vitality and safety, decreases car (and oil) dependency and congestion and reduces air pollution and noise. We also want an improved public transport system for longer journeys to encourage people to travel more sustainably than by car.
Use the links on the left to see some of the actions Transition Chesterfield is doing to support walking, cycling and public transport in Chesterfield. These include:
Fossil Fuel to Pedal Power - a project to promote cycling
Car-Free Walk leaflets - guides to walks in the Peak District accessible by bus
Support for the national 20’s Plenty campaign to reduce speed limits in urban residential areas to 20mph
Recommendations to improve pedestrian routes into Chesterfield, and encourage more children to walk and cycle to school