Get On It
Youth Transport Initiative
Have your say on transport in the Stewartry and act for change.
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What is "Get On It"?
"Get on it" is a transport initiative funded by Big Lottery Year of Young People funding & The Holywood Trust for young people in the Stewartry area of D&G to look at potential solutions to the transport crisis which local young people have said is the biggest aspect of living here that they wish they could change, adding to isolation & mental health issues, impacting employment, learning and socialising and preventing young people in the area from feeling like they can make a success of their lives in the area.
The initiative will bring together young people from the Glenkens, Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas to have a say on this issue, have training in advocacy and undertake a research trip to Aberdeenshire to visit young people taking action in this rural community.
Young people involved in the project will design and run a pilot transport scheme in 2019 and then report their findings to local council representatives and transport providers to impact decision making.
Timeline for the project
Transport forum groups recruited from existing youth groups and Secondary schools across region (delivered by CatStrand Youth, Kirkcudbright Youth Project and D&G Youth)
Initial focus groups help, lead by partners and CatStrand Youth in each area to explore the transport problems that exist and what is needed/wanted on a deeper level
2 young people from each area forum will be asked to come forward to represent each area within the Stewartry as part of the project forum research group
The Stewartry Transport Forum meet to discuss ideas from each area, research initiatives and plan their research trip
Research Trip to Aberdeenshire to meet WWYP Aberdeenshire steering group and find out about their Transport for Scotland initiative, discuss rural transport issues and potential solutions
On the back of the residential research trip the forum will design their pilot proposal
May - June 2019
10 week pilot of transport initiative delivered
Training from Sleeping Giants in report delivery and data collection within the forum
Evaluation of Summer pilot
Winter 10 week pilot delivered
Evaluation of winter pilot and presentation of collated pilot findings to MSP, MP, local council and local transport providers.