Travel accounts for at least 20% of the average UK person’s carbon emissions. Long-haul flights may increase this to 50% Since most forms of transport rely on oil, improvements are important in tackling both climate change and declining oil. This does involve us thinking about transport differently and reducing our current reliance on the car. There are strong financial reasons to change our transport habits too: the average household spends more than £60/week on travel.
The green travel group is exploring ways that transport can be made more environmentally friendly, while allowing us to continue to travel as we would like (as far as possible). For example, we have:
run a successful cycle maintenance workshop
contributed to the District’s popular Green Travel Map and the individual Eynsham Map
advised where cycle parking should go in Eynsham and local areas.
We are currently lobbying to get a cycle route / community path between Eynsham and Botley (West Oxford). If you are interested in any area of our work, please get in touch.