Get active and run, walk or cycle the Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail

Residents and visitors to Truro are being urged to get on their bike, shuffle their shoes or push their pram and stay active this winter by using Truro’s network of shared pathways.

Cornwall Council, in partnership with walking and cycling charity Sustrans, has put together the Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail - an exciting winter challenge that everyone can take part in.

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To find out more and to take part in the Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail, simply download the clues from Truro to Threemilestone shared paths page of the website  or pick up a paper copy from Truro Tourist Information Centre, the enquiries desk at Truro Community Library, New County Hall reception or reception at Truro Leisure Centre.

The Treasure Trail is a fun way to encourage everyone to explore new shared paths for walking and cycling which now run next to most of the A390 between Truro and Threemilestone.  The shared paths offer a real alternative to vehicle use for local journeys which will help improve your health, reduce congestion, improve journey reliability and help boost the local economy.

Join in with the self-led trail by foot or bike. Simply gather answers to the clues then complete and submit your answer sheet by 20 January 2019 to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes including high street vouchers and goody bags.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said: “How we travel and get to where we want to be is not just dependent on the car or even on public transport.  Walking and cycling also form part of the One Public Transport System for Cornwall.  We are working with partners like Sustrans to encourage walking and cycling, as well as with public transport operators, to make it as easy and attractive as possible for people to get around without needing a car.  Not taking the car for that local journey not only has obvious health benefits but also improves air quality.

All the family can give it a go by following the Treasure Trail, or you can just grab a copy of the Active Travel map for Truro which gives you information on walks, cycling and public transport in the area, all in one place.”

The Active Travel map shows key destination including schools, local shops and green spaces and how to get to them on foot, by bike or public transport.

The map has been produced by Sustrans in partnership with and funded by Cornwall Council.  It supports the recent cycling and walking improvements within Truro, providing a real alternative to motor vehicle use for trips to schools, colleges and workplaces.

Paper copies of the free map are available at theTruro Tourist Information centre, the Cornwall Council information centre at Pydar House on Pydar Street, Truro Community Library, County Hall reception, Truro College transport desk, Treliske Hospital-Ingredients restaurant, Trelawney reception and Knowledge Spa reception.

In addition, through Truro BID, shops and bars in Truro have been supplied with maps to distribute to customers and staff.

Businesses in the Newham business area will receive a copy of the map, organised through Newham BID.

Active travel maps are also available on the active travel webpage for Bodmin, Camborne, St Austell, Redruth, Falmouth and Penryn and Hayle,St Erth and St Ives.


Story posted 03 December 2018