Herefordshire Council (HC) runs the “Choose how you Move” initiative which aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve quality of life. They do this by promoting and supporting increased walking, cycling, bus travel and car-sharing. Information on free cycle lessons, led rides, Nordic walking and cycle routes can be found on the Herefordshire Council website. In addition to information about Park and Cycle and rail and cycle facilities for those who live further afield but would still like to cycle their daily commute.
HC also offers help to businesses and organisations to support sustainable travel to work and reduce business mileage – click here for details.
There are regular bus services in Hereford, as well as on principal inter-urban runs between Hereford and the market towns as well as Ledbury to Gloucester, Malvern and Worcester (Mondays to Saturdays). There are also buses on some routes on Sundays. As a rural county, bus services to our villages are limited although they are available. Information on bus times can be found on the Traveline website (or by calling 0871 200 22 33). Train info is here.
Hereford city has a car share club in St.James, as do Malvern, Colwall & Ledbury, Kington and Fownhope. These are models that could be used in other areas. Why not ask your Parish Council to look into this?
There are regular daily rail services between Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury and Colwall. These are from early morning to late evening. https://www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 03457 48 49 50.
Check out the local groups that are campaigning for improved public transport such as Rail & Bus for Herefordshire, Bus Users UK ad Campaign for Better Transport.