The ‘Buxton on the Move’ project steering group, chaired by the Buxton Town Team’s Access, Parking, Traffic & Transport Group and Derbyshire County Council’s Sustainable Travel Team, is developing a network of safe routes for walkers, cyclists and in some cases horse riders, as much as possible of it traffic-free, which will link residential areas with schools, main places of work such as business parks and also the town centre, shops and places of interest.
The steering group also aim to create safe and pleasant routes for people to leave the town and link in with existing cycle trails and footpath networks.
Worker Travel Survey
To help put the ideas into practice and inform future actions, the steering group need to find out how we travel to and from work in and around Buxton.
If you work in and around Buxton, please complete their short survey here.
It is open until Friday 29 January 2021 (although temporarily closed between 18 December – 18 January).
The Big Buxton Experiment
The Safer Walk & Ride Network routes have been proposed – there are five main routes, all starting/ending at The Pump Room, which lead to Waterswallows, Fairfield, Harpur Hill and Burbage linking to the business parks and schools. Prior to applying for funding grants to develop the network, the routes will need testing. In the New Year, the Buxton Town Team will launch The Big Buxton Experiment where members of the community can try out the proposed routes and offer feedback.
The need for an Access, Parking, Traffic & Transport Group to look at how people move around the town was one of the outcomes of the 2020 Vision conference held in 2015. This led to a transport-specific conference in 2016 – ‘Buxton on the Move’. The Buxton Town Team, in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, High Peak Borough, Buxton and Leek College, the University of Derby and other major employers formed a ‘Buxton on the Move’ steering group to develop sustainable travel in and around Buxton and achieve the project’s objectives such as to reduce congestion, improve parking and get more people walking and cycling.
To date, the group has coordinated and analysed a number of surveys including those for employees, school-goers, rail users, businesses, visitor and residents. In addition, they have observed and counted traffic and analysed other available data.
Find Out More
Keep an eye on the project page on the Buxton Town Team website here.
Watch a Buxton Town Team presentation ‘Sustainable Travel Plan for Buxton’ given by Tina Heathcote and Andy Parker for Transition Buxton on YouTube here.