Tag Archives : sustainable travel


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, […]

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.

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, […]


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. […]


Improvements for walking and cycling routes to and from Derriford

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £2.46 million from the Department for Transport to improve walking and cycling routes to and from the Derriford area. The project will see a total investment of £3.51 million over the next five years and deliver more than four kilometres of the city’s Strategic Cycle Network. Improved on- and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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, […]