Tourists’ cars could be banned from parts of Lake and Peak Districts

Tourists’ cars could be banned from parts of Lake and Peak Districts
‘It cannot go on getting worse,’ Lake District national park boss says

Authorities in the Lake and Peak Districts are reportedly looking at banning cars from certain areas.

Die Lake District national park is now “actively considering” banning cars in its most popular valleys during peak season, its chief executive told Die voog.

“It feels like we are at peak car. I want to see less reliance on it into the future,” Richard Leafe told the newspaper.

“It cannot go on getting worse otherwise it really will become too much to handle in our national parks.”

The Lake District National Park previously said they wanted to see more sustainable travel in the national park within the next two decades, in a bid to reduce emissions and traffic.

Sarah Fowler, the head of the Peak District national park, told the newspaper she was interested in exploring a proposal put forward by campaigners to shut certain roads to cars, in turn freeing up space for walkers and cyclists.

Car-free days were a “really interesting concept”, het sy bygevoeg.

The park is reportedly looking at trialling a “hail-a-ride” service where visitors can call a bus.

It also ran a tourist route bus service over summer with the aim of reducing the number of car journeys within the Peak District during its busiest month

The Lake District national park said it wants to develop more opportunities for travel and recreationsuch as walking and cyclingto encourage more sustainable travel within its boundaries.

It aims to have less than half of its visitors main mode of travel around the area as car by 2040, en 64 per cent of arrivals by car.

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