Improving walking and cycling in St Ives

St Ives in Cornwall is one of the most iconic coastal towns of the Duchy. Having started life as a fishing and mining town, it’s isthmus geography, bold harbour and sandy beaches have made it an attraction to huge numbers of people including artists and holidaymakers alike. The town knows it faces a problem with traffic congestion, with its small town centre streets. This alongside rural poverty, low car ownership, ebike increase, COVID and the climate emergency are helping the community look much more closely at how walking and cycling might be significantly improved in and around the town. David Orr has been appointed to help the town Walking and Cycling Group develop some strategies to define what improvements might be made and what might take priority, narrowing down the possibilities to those that will have impact on the place, socially and on cleaner, greener and healthier movement.