Tag Archives : green travel


Plans submitted for next link between Laira Rail Bridge and Plymstock

We’ve submitted plans for the next section of a walking and cycling link connecting Laira Rail Bridge and Plymstock. The proposals will see the popular route extended further east along the railway alignment into Broxton Drive, at the entrance to the Saltram Meadow estate. Part of the new path will run via Rock Gardens to […]


Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow walking and cycling link

Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow link complete

The latest section of a walking and cycling route connecting Laira and Plymstock is now complete. A new four-metre-wide path from Laira Rail Bridge gives walkers and cyclists an off-road, level and direct route into the Saltram Meadow housing development. The final link connecting the path with Saltram Meadow will soon be built by Persimmon […]


Junction improvements planned for Plymouth Road

We’ve approved work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth Road in Plympton later this year. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme will see more modern and efficient signals installed, along with capacity improvements and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities. The first phase of the project will extend the right-turn lane to Cot Hill, creating […]


Upgrade for digital bus shelter displays

Digital displays in Plymouth’s bus shelters are to get an upgrade, meaning more reliable and accurate information for passengers. We’re currently tendering for a new system that will deliver improvements to our 85 ‘real time’ screens, which show information about the next services due at bus stops. We plan to move from 2G mobile phone technology to […]


Work starts on new link from Laira Rail Bridge to Saltram Meadow

Work to create a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate will start on Monday 14 November. The link will provide a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and help to reduce congestion along the A379. Department for Transport figures show […]


Left to right: Helen Scholes (Marketing Manager at Stagecoach SW), Councillor Steve Ricketts, Richard Stevens (MD of Plymouth Citybus) and Ashley Taylor (Transport Manager at Target Travel) launching the new Skipper tickets.

Plymouth adds new tickets to Skipper range

From Monday 4 July bus passengers will be able to buy a ticket that lets them travel anywhere in Plymouth, with any operator – not just for the day but for a week or for four weeks. We’ve teamed up with bus companies to extend the ‘Skipper’ range following the success of the Skipper day ticket, […]


Another walking and cycling link for Eastern Corridor

Plans for a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate have been submitted by the Council. The link will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and therefore help to reduce congestion along the A379. Around […]


Pennycross wins Plymouth’s Big Pedal challenge

Pupils at Pennycross Primary School are celebrating coming first in Plymouth’s Big Pedal cycling and scooting challenge. Organised by Sustrans, the annual event challenges schools to get the highest number of pupils, families and staff members arriving on two wheels over a period of 10 days. Twenty Plymouth schools competed in this year’s Big Pedal, […]


Work starts on walking and cycling improvements between rail station and Central Park

Work to improve walking and cycling links between Plymouth’s rail station and Central Park will soon get under way. The scheme, which will complement improvements already made around the station, will address many of the challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments. Improvements, which have been agreed following consultation with more […]


Funding boost for walking and cycling improvements on eastern corridor

Plymouth City Council has secured £3.42 million to improve walking and cycling links along the city’s eastern corridor. The funding, which will be supplemented by £1.49 million of Section 106 funding from the new Sherford and Saltram Meadow developments, has been awarded by the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership’s Local Transport Board. […]


Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]


Buses travelling up new Marjon Link Road

New Marjon Link Road now open

A new link road for buses between the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital has been officially opened today. The road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road has been widened to provide a new two-way link for buses, which allows them to access the university, Nuffield Health and Derriford Hospital […]


Plymouth’s iconic Laira Rail Bridge re-opens as new walking and cycling link

Plymouth’s iconic Laira Rail Bridge has been opened to the public today, after lying derelict for 28 years. A £3.5 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, has breathed new life into the former rail bridge by converting it into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. […]


Ride on! New cycle parking for Plymouth

Fourteen new cycle stands are being installed around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront in the first phase of a scheme to improve cycle parking in the city. Cycle stands are being installed in Armada Way and Exchange Street and near the Theatre Royal and Tinside Lido, helping to make cycling a more convenient travel option […]


Cleaner, greener technology for Plymouth buses

Buses on one of Plymouth’s busiest routes will be fitted with new technology designed to reduce pollution, thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport (DfT). Plymouth City Council has been awarded almost £485,000 from the Clean Vehicle Technology Fund, which helps local authorities upgrade vehicles, reduce emissions and improve air quality. The funding […]


Carry out a check-up of the Plymouth Plan

Residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to see if their views have been taken into account in the first draft of the Plymouth Plan. The plan sets out an ambitious agenda what Plymouth could be like in 2031 and covers a range of subjects such as health, transport, homes, jobs and the economy, arts […]


Plymotion green travel campaign heading to Derriford

Our Plymotion campaign is getting ready to hit the road for a fourth year after securing £710,110 from the Department for Transport to support smarter travel in the Derriford area. The £990,610 programme will build on the success of the current Plymotion campaign, which has focussed on the corridor between Devonport and Stonehouse in the […]


Social Enterprise Fund to help open up ebike shop

A social enterprise will be opening up a new shop in Devonport, thanks to support from the Council’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund.   Bikespace has opened its first shop and will sell electric bikes – or ebikes – as well as refurbished bicycles from its cycle recycling project already based in Devonport.   An empty shop in […]


Plymotion grants up for grabs

Plymouth City Council is offering grants to help local businesses provide green travel facilities and initiatives for their staff.  Match-funding grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through the Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to help businesses encourage staff to leave their cars at home and travel to work by foot, by […]


Plymouth’s first public electric car charging points go live

Plymouth’s first public electric car charging points are now live. Charge points have been installed in the Regent Street, Theatre Royal and Western Approach car parks, as well as the Coypool, George Junction and Milehouse park and ride sites and at City College Plymouth. They have also been installed at Midland House and Prince Rock […]


Top marks for Plymouth’s Bike It Plus schools

The 2013/14 Bike It Plus results are in and Plymouth schools have increased regular cycling and scooting and reduced the number of children regularly driven to school. Bike It Plus encourages children, parents and staff to travel actively to school through fun activities, safety advice and promotional events. The Plymouth programme is delivered by the […]


Work complete on cycling and walking route from Central Park to Honicknowle

Work to provide an improved cycling and walking route between Central Park and Honicknowle is now complete. Part-funded by the Department for Transport through its Cycle Safety Fund (which is administered by Sustrans), the scheme will allow more people to discover, or rediscover, the joys of cycling. Designed by Plymouth City Council’s highways contractor Amey, […]


Getting waterfront into gear for cyclists

Families will soon be able to enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements being made along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route. Work on the route, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard, will begin […]


Plymouth secures ‘smarter travel’ funding for the Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has successfully secured £0.71 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to support sustainable travel in two of the city’s growth areas. Plymouth’s scheme is one of 44 across the country that will receive a share of £64 million of investment from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver environmental, […]