It’s often a challenge to get from A to B in Wales if you don’t own a car – and with a cost-of-living crisis and Wales’s attempts to reach Net Zero, communities have been rising to meet the challenge. In this webinar and discussion, we’ll hear from a variety of communities across Wales about the various creative ways they’ve been trying to increase access to sustainable, affordable transport. Some of the topics we’ll discuss will include car clubs, electric vehicles, on-demand community-run buses or taxis, and making it easier to ride (and fix) bicycles.
March 14th, 2-3pm – register here
Huw Davies, Partneriaeth Ogwen’s Dyffryn Caredig project manager, has over 30 years of experience working in the third sector. He worked with Partneriaeth’s Chief Officer, Meleri Davies, on the Dyffryn Gwyrdd project (2020 -2023) and the Beics Ogwen Active Travel project 2021-2022. He is now responsible for Dyffryn Caredig, the latest project of the enterprise which focuses on Sustainable Community Transport.
Partneriaeth Ogwen Partnership is a social enterprise that works to benefit the economy, environment and communities of the Ogwen Valley.
Andrew Capel co-founded and led Llani Car Club in 2007. Beginning with just one loaned car and three members, their efforts eventually led to resulted in a sustainable, self-funding model. Over 12 years, the club expanded, incorporating electric vehicles in 2019 and teaming up with Open Newtown to develop a mid-Wales EV car club, which is now known as TripTo. Andrew currently oversees the operation of TripTo, which has 118 members and 5 vehicles. Andrew plays a crucial role in community outreach, grant applications, and mentoring new car clubs – including as an Egin Peer Mentor. He is also involved in running the TrydaNi car clubs in South Wales.
Willoughby Zimmerman is a lifelong environmental and cycle advocacy activist. A veteran of over a decade in the cycle industry, Willoughby started SpokesPerson CIC in 2019. SpokesPerson is a community interest company with a mission to increase access to cycling for people from marginalized communities.