Melton Borough Council

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Green Travel

Green travel

Here at Melton Borough Council, we are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment by promoting sustainable travel, preventing damage to the environment and the surrounding community. Our green travel plan looks to reduce single occupancy car use and encourages effective use of current transport networks including supporting their enhancement.

What is sustainable travel?

Sustainable travel is any form of transport that keeps damage to our environment, and therefore the future, to a minimum. Any form of transport can be sustainable:

  • Public transport
  • Car sharing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Electric, hybrid and bio-diesel (vehicles that keep carbon emissions, and other pollutants, to a minimum)

Our objectives

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people in the Borough. In support of this we aim to demonstrate to other organisations in the town what can be achieved and to lead the way on green travel initiatives resulting in less reliance on the car.

 We have four main objectives:

  • Support increased choice of travel modes
  • Promote and achieve access by sustainable modes
  • Respond to the growing concern about the environment, congestion, pollution and poverty of access
  • Promote the creating and shaping of 'place' through improved environmental credentials and improved accessibility

Sustainable travel

Cycling

Travelling by bicycle not only improves your health but also cuts down your transport costs, and more importantly, has a positive impact on the surrounding environment. Cycling couldn't be made any easier due to the many cycling routes available within the Borough, and more often than not, avoiding the traffic means that it's often the fastest way to reach your destination.

Melton Mowbray Cycling Maps - provided by Leicestershire County Council

Travel by bus

All of the bus networks in Melton Mowbray commence and end at two locations in the centre of town, with most destinations being within a reasonable distance from both of these locations. Melton Mowbray is also accessible by bus from many surrounding areas including; Nottingham, Grantham, and Loughborough.

Bus Services, Timetables and Maps - provided by Traveline

Travel by Rail

Melton Mowbray is on the Ely to Birmingham rail route. Trains leave on the hour for Leicester taking approximately fourteen minutes. Leicester is a major station which links to a wide range of additional routes throughout the country.

Visit the National Rail website to find out more information.