Tag Archives : Plymotion


£1.497 million funding boost for Plymotion

We have secured almost £1.5 million from the Department for Transport to continue our successful Plymotion green travel programme for another three years. We are one of 25 councils across the country to be awarded a share of £60 million from the Sustainable Travel Access Fund, for local projects that support access to employment, education and […]


Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling scheme now complete

The second phase of the Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling scheme is now complete. A bridge has been installed over The Ride to extend the popular new link even further towards Saltram Meadow and Plymstock and a permanent access ramp has been built. The work, which also included fabrication of the bridge and making […]


New bridge ready to be installed over The Ride

Work to install a new bridge over The Ride will get under way this week. The bridge, which is the second phase of the Laira Rail Bridge scheme, will extend the popular new pedestrian and cycle link even further towards Saltram Meadow and Plymstock. Laira Rail Bridge will be closed from Wednesday 26 August while […]


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. […]


Boost for bus service to Royal William Yard

People visiting, working and living in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard will benefit from more frequent buses from mid-April, thanks to funding from Plymouth City Council. A new contract with Plymouth Citybus will see the introduction of a service 34A which, when combined with the existing service 34, will double the frequency of buses serving the […]


The new Laira Rail Bridge link in progress

Halfway point reached on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to refurbish Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge has now reached the halfway point. The £3.5 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, Laira Rail Bridge stopped […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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, […]


Work to restart on city centre walking and cycling link

The final phase of work to provide an improved walking and cycling route between Exeter Street and North Cross will get under way on Monday 7 July. Originally scheduled to finish earlier this year, the project was delayed by unrelated third party emergency works on Tothill Avenue. Part of the Council’s Plymotion scheme, the improvements […]


Work starts on Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to breathe new life into Plymouth’s disused Laira Rail Bridge is now under way. The £3.1 million scheme, funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, will see the former rail bridge restored and converted into a new walking and cycling route over the River Plym. Built in 1887, the Laira Rail […]


Plymotion team out and about in Plymstock, Plympton and Peverell

The third year of Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion on Your Doorstep campaign is now under way and this time the team are chatting to residents in Plymstock, Plympton and Peverell. The personalised travel planning programme asks people whether there might be greener, cheaper or healthier ways for them to get from A to B. A team of […]