Plymotion grants up for grabs

Authored by News Desk

Employers across the city are being invited to bid for Government grants to provide either facilities or initiatives to enable their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot or by bus.

Match funded grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to provide facilities or initiatives to encourage employees to...

Plymotion green travel campaign is heading to Derriford

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council’s 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 city’s current Plymotion campaign, which has focussed on the corridor between Devonport and Stonehouse in the west, through the...

Plymotion grants up for grabs

Authored by Mary

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 bus or by bike.

The grants could...

Helping job seekers and new employees get from A to B

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council is teaming up with Job Centre Plus and local employment agencies to help people plan their journeys to new and potential workplaces.

The Council has produced a handy postcard as part of its Plymotion at Your Workplace programme, which aims to make it easier for workers to get from A to B by bus, by bike and on foot.

The postcards are designed to help job...


Time to talk travel again!

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council is offering residents in Plympton, Plymstock and Peverell a chance to win one of five £100 gift vouchers this spring as part of its Plymotion green travel programme.

Plymotion aims to improve walking, cycling and public transport links and encourage people to try greener, cheaper and healthier ways of getting around.

One part of the project – Plymotion on...

Find your way around the city the Wayfinding way

Authored by Mike Page

Visitors and residents in Plymouth will soon be able to navigate their way around the city centre and waterfront more easily thanks to a network of signs and information boards being updated.

Part of Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion project, which aims to make it easier for people to get around Plymouth by bus, bike or on foot, this new Wayfinding system will provide functional,...

Work on next section of city centre walking and cycling route to begin in January

Authored by Sarah Parker

Work to provide an improved walking and cycling route between Plymouth Rail Station and Exeter Street will begin on Monday 6 January.

Part of the Council’s Plymotion scheme, the improvements will deliver the next section of the new west-to-east route from Stonehouse to Plympton and Plymstock via Laira Rail Bridge, which will be opened to pedestrians and cyclists in 2015.


Green light for new pedestrian and cycle scheme on Laira Rail Bridge

Authored by JenniferJ

A new pedestrian and cycle link on Plymouth’s iconic Laira Rail Bridge has been given the green light by planners.

The scheme, which is part of the three-year ‘Plymotion’ project, will refurbish and convert the disused Laira Rail Bridge to provide a new alternative shared pedestrian and cycle route across the River Plym, to complement the existing route on Laira Road Bridge.


Sun shines on Plymouth City Council’s energy saving programme

Authored by JenniferJ

Plymouth City Council is reaping the rewards as clear skies send solar energy production soaring.

Four of the Council’s corporate properties have solar PV installations which have generated savings of over £2,000 in just two weeks due to the recent hot weather.

Since installation at the beginning of the year the solar panels have generated 40.5mWh of energy. This is the...

Green travel project provides new jobs for local people

Authored by JenniferJ

Plymouth City Council has created temporary jobs for 13 local people through the second phase of its Plymotion on Your Doorstep campaign.

A team of travel advisors have been recruited to go out and visit local residents, giving one-to-one advice on different ways to get around the city, as well as information about various discounts and incentives on offer.

The campaign is part...