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Plymouth Rail Station is the busiest station in the South West and acts as the primary gateway to the wider region for long distance rail travel.

Plymouth also has 666 miles of footway along roads, with most of the city’s off-road routes available to both pedestrians and cyclists.

Wider connectivity remains a concern for the city and the wider South West both in respect of road and rail. Plymouth is located 255 miles from London with the average train journey time of three hours 12 minutes and a route that is subject to low levels of reliability and resilience. Also, despite being home to Europe’s largest naval base and an international ferry terminal, Plymouth is 40 miles from the nearest motorway.

The Plymouth Plan

Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 10) in the Plymouth Plan

Improvements to the quality and resilience of the area’s transport and digital connectivity

The Plymouth Plan

Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 7) in the Plymouth Plan

Increases in the options available for widening travel choice, and increases in the use of active and sustainable options

Road traffic accidents

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Getting around

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DATA Play 11... tackling the climate emergency together

Published 6 September 2022
DATA Play 11 was a great success with discussions around the climate emergency and the environment.

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Save a new date for DATA Play 11

Published 24 February 2022
We’ve rescheduled DATA Play 11 to 7 April 2022 due to the coronavirus situation and on advice from Public Health.

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DATA Play 11: Climate emergency

Published 9 December 2021
Join us on 11 March 2022 for DATA Play 11 to look at how open data and technology can be used to help the climate emergency.

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Save the date for DATA Play 11

Published 8 December 2021
Join us on 11 March 2022 for DATA Play 11 to explore how data and technology can help the city’s challenges around the climate emergency.

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View the Plymouth Plan Annual Report

Published 23 July 2021
This annual report provides an overview of progress over the past year, for each of the different elements of the plan.

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Tune in tomorrow for the Climate Challenge live final

Published 2 December 2020
The top three projects will now be taking part in the LIVE final taking place on Thursday 3 December at 7pm…

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Join us for a Plymouth Climate Challenge live event

Published 26 September 2020
The top three supported projects will be awarded an additional £2,500 and be invited to the live event on Thursday 3 December…

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Progress on the delivery of the Plymouth Plan

Published 23 November 2020
We’ve added a new Plymouth Plan section with infographics to show our progress on the Plymouth Plan primary indicators…

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Competition time! Plymouth Climate Challenge LIVE

Published 24 September 2020
Plymouth City Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to award £15,000 prize-funding to 10 climate emergency projects in the city…

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DATA Play 10 is here... looking back and forward

Published 1 November 2019
DATA Play 10 kicked off to a great start with some really interesting discussions around past and future challenges…

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