Case studies

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a case study must be worth a lot of pages of advice. That's because hearing about how communities like yours across the country have managed to make a difference can inspire you into action. So why not read on and find out more?

Accrington eco-station

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Accrington’s station went from being scruffy and down-trodden to an award winning eco-friendly transport hub and community resource centre

Bassingbourn Community Speed Watch

Friday, 04 January 2013
Volunteers highlight a speeding problem past a Cambridgeshire primary school
Tailored to fit plans for smaller communities ensure they get their fair share of transport improvements
From a developing urban forest to a bike cleaning breakfast, this business area knows the way to go

Bistro at the station

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A semi-derlict station master's house in Sussex is turned into a great place for snacks

Bradford-on-Avon lorry watch

Thursday, 20 December 2012
The town council set up a lorry watch scheme to protect a bridge dating from Norman times

Buriton Parish Plan

Thursday, 03 January 2013
The parish of Buriton is a great place! But there are some things that people would like to change - and others that we’d like to keep just as they…

Coggeshall community bus

Wednesday, 17 April 2013
A volunteer run bus has provided a vital link betwen an Essex village and the nearest train station for over 30 years

CPRE Hampshire e-bike pilot

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Electric bikes revolutionise travel in hilly parts of Hampshire

Easit network

Tuesday, 08 January 2013
Area wide travel planning wins business over in Sussex, Surrey and elsewhere
From Manchester to Margate, local food schemes are reducing lorry and car traffic by providing pick-up points for locally grown fruit and vegetables

Harrogate lift share

Friday, 04 January 2013
North Yorkshire says "Beat the queues, travel in twos!"

High Peak shop smart, shop local

Monday, 07 January 2013
Peak District initiative aims to help local shops

Moorcar car sharing

Thursday, 20 December 2012
Moorcar began in Ashburton, Devon in 2002 with one car shared between six people.

Norfolk protect our paths

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
When budget cuts threatened Norfolk's network of paths, local campaigners went into action

Purbeck Community Rail Partnership

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Filling the gap between a heritage steam railway and the mainline network by bringing back regular services
Innovative shared space scheme revitalises town and improves safety

Sanford housing co-operative

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
About 140 people live in Sanford Co-operative in South London, which is already at the cutting-edge of energy-efficiency housing. To reduce carbon emissions further, the co-op aimed to promote cycling.

South Cambridgeshire eco-driving

Friday, 04 January 2013
Fuel savings of 18% means more money can be spent on other services
A Cumbrian village has launched a innovative community-run individualised travel marketing scheme
A snappily edited video boosts a community's campaign for a safe route into town

Wiltshire 20 mph villages

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
20 mph is being rolled out across Wiltshire villages
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