PL:21 - Project Latest
We started our New Year with Wassailing in Cornwood organised by Gill Clegg and were joined by Dartmoor Border Morris Dancers. Following our campaign to make Ivybridge roads safe for all vulnerable road users including cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users, we were invited to meet the Principal of Ivybridge Community College last month and this followed by attending a mixed workshop of staff and students. We have supported Sustrans with its bid to Highways England to build new cycle routes connecting Ashburton via Ivybridge into Plymouth. Details of this study may be found at cyclesouthdartmoor.org.uk/news/
Following interesting presentations from Prof. Willie Wilson and Dr Tim Poate on the environmental damage that plastics can have in the marine environment PL:21 has agreed to adopt the Surfers Against Sewerage Plastic Free Coastlines campaign. This initiative aims to help communities take a lead in reducing single use plastics (SUPs) by individuals, businesses and community groups. The project is just starting and more can be found at the facebook page.
Sustrans has just announced a preliminary study for upgrading National Cycle Route 2 in Ivybridge. It is part of a much bigger project for a traffic free walking and cycling route connecting Ivybridge with Plymouth City Centre. It also includes improving the existing cycle route from Ivybridge to Ashburton. Locally it is supported by DNPA, Hannahs various councils, Plymouth Cycling Campaign and we will be supporting it too. The next stage is for Sustrans to obtain Highways England consent to pay for its construction.