The facts 

  • Currently, only 1% of people commute to work by bicycle in the UK 
  • Emissions from transport make up 34% of Mendip's total carbon footprint 
  • In 2018, 65,600 cars were registered in Mendip, only 0.3% of those were Ultra Low Emission Vehicles 

The plan 

  • Support improvement of public transport network across the Mendip district 
  • Increase the number of footpaths and cycle paths within Mendip 
  • Support and enable the transition to zero emission transport in the district  

Key sources of advice and information: 

  • Have you thought about ditching the car when getting around locally, and cycling or walking to where you need to go instead ? Visit the Sustrans website for helpful tips and advice on how to travel sustainably and safely.
  • Why not leave the car at home and go for a walk with the family at the weekend? Visit the Ramblers website for local walking routes.
  • Could you take the bus to work? For more information on local bus services, visit the First Bus website. 
  • The Travelwest website has lots of useful information on sustainable travel, including a journey planner which shows you cycle routes and charging points for electric vehicles. Click here to visit the site. 
  • Useful maps for walking and cycling in and around Mendip towns: 

    Icon for pdf Frome walk and cycle map [2.54MB]
    Icon for pdf Glastonbury walk and cycle map [4.4MB]
    Icon for pdf Shepton walk and cycle map [2.45MB]
    Icon for pdf Wells walk and cycle map [2.97MB]