What is community transport?
Community transport provides journeys for people who have difficulty using ordinary public transport.
Most community transport schemes are for people who:
- do not have access to public transport or their own car
- find using public transport difficult (for example, because of a disability or age)
- are socially or rurally isolated from accessing basic public services and facilities (such as healthcare)
Types of community transport schemes
These are some of the community transport schemes operating in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:
- Rural Hoppa services: operate in Ramsey and Huntingdon and also connect the area north of Royston
- Cambridgeshire Minibus Brokerage Scheme (CaMBS): vehicle-sharing scheme that enables community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations to use accessible and affordable minibuses.
- Dial-a-Ride: provides ‘door-to-door’ transport to Dial-a-Ride members
- Peterborough Rural Dialaride
- Peterborough Community Link
- Shopmobility: lends manual wheelchairs and powered scooters to people with limited mobility to shop or visit leisure facilities within the town, city or shopping centre
- Hiring community transport vehicles: ideal for local community-based groups or families who have a wheelchair-bound member in their party
- Voluntary car schemes: offers organised lifts to those needing to make essential journeys where no suitable public transport services exist.
- Taxicard schemes: provide assistance towards the cost of taxi journeys for people who have difficulties getting to or using public transport in particularly under-served areas.
What is available near me?
A taxicard scheme exists in parts of South Cambridgeshire. To find out more, download our taxicard information guide; if you need further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01223 790149.
Would you like to set up a community transport scheme?
If there is no suitable scheme in your area, perhaps you need to talk with us about extending an existing scheme or setting up a new one; you can get in touch at email@example.com or ring 01223 790149.
For taxicard schemes, check our setting up a taxicard scheme guide or get in touch as above.
For information and advice on all the above services, please contact the Community Transport Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.