Safer Walk & Ride Network
Buxton Town Team – through its Access, Parking, Traffic & Transport Group – is supporting an initiative to develop a network of safe routes for walkers, cyclists and in some cases horse riders – as much as possible of it traffic-free.
We need routes that link residential areas with schools, main places of work such as business parks, and also the town centre and shops. We also want safe and pleasant routes for people to leave the town and link in with existing cycle trails and footpath networks... all with the aim of making it easier, safer and a more pleasant experience for people to walk or ride instead of using cars.
There are grants available to support our plan and once we’ve agreed the routes and worked out the cost of getting each one up to the required standard we’ll be applying for funding. Meanwhile, we're preparing to launch the Big Buxton Experiment so members of the community can try out our proposed routes.
For more details, take a look at the presentation given recently to members of our fellow community group Transition Buxton: CLICK HERE
Watch this space for more developments!