Buxton Sustainable Travel Plan and
The Big Buxton Experiment
The draft Buxton Sustainable Travel Plan is nearing completion and will be circulated soon for preliminary feedback, before going out to public consultation. Once approved, it is intended that it will become part of the Buxton Neighbourhood Plan.
However, before the Travel Pan consultation is launched there are plans to launch The Big Buxton Experiment
This is a proposed trial of key routes on the wider Safer Walk & Ride Network
which will take people safely from home to work, school or town avoiding roads.
The experiment would run for six months to cover summer and winter conditions (although when in the year either might occur is not certain!).
Preliminary work is being done by BTT, with support from other organisations and businesses, and includes surveying the routes, mapping them, drafting and designing signage. Moves are also afoot to ask Derbyshire County Council to suspend footpath only designations to allow cycling too.
As you may have seen already, the application from HPBC to DCC was unanimously approved. The representation submitted by Buxton Town \team and others representation, however, was not time wasted as it made it very clear to councilors that Buxton is focused on encouraging sustainable travel.
The planning officer also commented that due regard would be given to walkers and cyclists in future development.