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Thu, 28 Jul



Solving Dorset's transport problems... sustainably!

This month's session delving into sections of the Dorset 2030 report. Dorset has few realistic alternatives to cars, how can we change? Hear about what's being done by the Town & Country Planning Association and by some local Transport Action Groups. Online, free. Details below.

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Solving Dorset's transport problems... sustainably!
Solving Dorset's transport problems... sustainably!

Time & Location

28 Jul 2022, 19:30


About the Event

Find the Dorset2030 report here DORSET 2030 - Zero Carbon Dorset

From Zero Carbon Dorset:

Our Dorset 2030 report sets out how transport accounts for a third of Dorset's emissions (as well as creating wider environmental problems) while Dorset's above average car ownership is driven by a lack of realistic alternatives. As fuel prices rise and our streets become ever more congested, we know the current system isn't working. But how can we change?

On 28th July at 7.30pm we're joined by Gemma Hyde from the Town & Country Planning Association to hear more about the concept of healthy place-making and the 20-minute neighbourhood, followed by Giles Watts and Nick Ward who will outline the action they're taking locally with Transport Action Groups in Dorchester and Purbeck.

This is an on-line session; attendance is free and Zoom details will be issued to registered attendees just before the event.

Our 2030 Vision for 'Transport'

By 2030…

Within our town centres moving around is cheap and easy using a combination of walking, cycling and free public transport. The nature of work and access to core services have reduced the need to travel, with high-quality broadband supplied to every home and most daily needs available within 15 minutes active travel. Good-quality shops and public services are available locally to all, reducing the need to get in the car for life’s essentials.

Through effective public transport provision, town centres are better connected to suburbs and each other. Specific provision has been made to ensure rural communities are well served. Rail services have been extended, joined up and enjoy clear, timely connections with other transport networks.

Cycle lanes are fully separated and form a comprehensive network within and between towns and 90% of children walk to school.

Cars are needed much less frequently and journeys for work and leisure, along with the transportation of goods and services, are made by vehicles powered by renewables.

Streets are shared by all users and are safer and cleaner. Many enjoy completely car-free lives.

Dorset has been freed from the domination of the car.

You can register to attend here.

Many thanks & best regards,

Mark Chivers & Neil Smith

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