On Wednesday the 2nd May 2020, Exeter City Futures invited those keen to contribute to the development and delivery of transport and travel solutions for Exeter’s “Green Restart” (post COVID-19) to join an online Emergency Transport and Travel Roundtable.

Following a Panel discussion and virtual breakout room discussions, the attendees were asked to reflect their opinion of the measures announced by Devon County Council and highlight a key priority/recommendations to the city as to what bold measures they would like to see delivered in Exeter. The panel were then asked to reflect on those discussions and the key priorities as highlighted in the breakout rooms.


The panel were asked to speak about:

  • Their organisation’s view of what travel and transport should look like as Exeter emerges from the pandemic and how this aligns to Exeter City Futures’ Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan, clean and Inclusive growth ambitions, and the ‘Green Restart’
  • The measures their organisation is committed to delivering and over what timescale
  • Calls for action – what they need from residents and workers in the City of Exeter to help with implementing and embedding those and other measures


Panel Members included:

  • Karime Hassan – Chief Executive, Exeter City Council (Panel Chair)
  • Ben Bradshaw – Labour MP for Exeter
  • Cllr Phil Bialyk – Leader of Exeter City Council
  • Cllr David Harvey – Portfolio Holder for Environment & City Management, Exeter City Council
  • Mike Watson – Managing Director, Stagecoach South West
  • Cllr Andrew Leadbetter – Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health Services, Devon County Council (Cabinet Liaison for Exeter) and Exeter City Council
  • Cllr Rob Hannaford – Devon County Council (Exeter Highways & Traffic Orders Committee; Children’s Scrutiny Committee Chair) and Exeter City Council


To download the final summary document, summarising outcomes from the online event that has been presented to local authorities, download by clicking the button below.


Download Final Report


We have also created highlight clips of the full panel discussion, feedback from the breakout rooms and the final reflections from the panel on those breakout discussions.


Watch Video Clips


An interactive map has also been created, where individuals can highlight positive changes that they would like to see across the city, what they would like to keep, and their ideas about how Exeter could be improved for life after lockdown.


Interactive Map




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