PICTURES: Buxton Market went green on Come and Try Travel Day

The Town Team are appewaling for volunteer traffic counters, Jim Lowe, Viv Marriot and Richard Lower
The Town Team are appewaling for volunteer traffic counters, Jim Lowe, Viv Marriot and Richard Lower

Shoppers at Buxton Market widened their horizons about new ways to travel at the weekend.

The special event organised Buxton Town Team is part of the bigger Buxton on the Move initiative, which is looking at how people travel in and out of the town and to try to reduce some of the problems.

Mark Smith from JAM Taxis was demonstrating one of their wheelchair capable vehicles

Mark Smith from JAM Taxis was demonstrating one of their wheelchair capable vehicles

Project leader and town team member Tina Heathcote said: “It was a lovely day and really do think it opened people’s eyes to the various different types of transport out there.

“A lot of people took the opportunity to experience something new whether that was learning to ride a tandem bike or sitting in a coach and learning what a driver can see or not see in relation to cyclists and pedestrians.”
Last month the town team launched a traffic survey which they want as many people to complete by May 11.

After that the results will be analysed by the University of Derby and presented to both Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council to try and formulate a town wide travel plan.

Tina said: “We wanted to use this day as a come and try experience from electric cars to electric bikes and hope people take something positive away from it and realise a car is not always the best option but see how to make a change.”

Dave Goodway and Andrea Lewis were showing off their tandem and unicycle skills

Dave Goodway and Andrea Lewis were showing off their tandem and unicycle skills

Alasdair Halstead from Juicy Bikes who manufacture electric bikes in New Mills

Alasdair Halstead from Juicy Bikes who manufacture electric bikes in New Mills