Transport is one of the main contributors to carbon emissions in West Sussex. As part of our climate change awareness we are keen to support initiatives that support active and sustainable travel.
Bike to School Week takes place next week (27 September-1 October). It is a great way for children, parents, carers and teachers to give travel to and from school by bike a go! Please share your experiences on social media by using the hashtag #ThinkActiveTravel.
And along the way, enjoy the fresh air and freedom that cycling provides, find out the best cycling routes around your neighbourhood, and put your cycle skills to good use.
If you are looking for a new walking challenge to boost your fitness and well-being, you might like to visit Slow Ways. This unique network of over 7,000 suggested walking routes between neighbouring cities, towns and villages was drafted online by volunteers during the Spring 2020 lockdown. Slow Ways are looking for people to walk, review and verify them all - checking over 100,000km of routes across Great Britain.
It's also Lift Share Week on 4-10 October. During the daily rush hour there are up to 38 million empty car seats in the UK! So, if you want to #CommuteBackBetter in a more sustainable way but can't give up your car, please consider car sharing.
The West Sussex Car Share site helps you find someone to share your journey with to begin saving money. Car sharing is also a great way to alleviate the stress caused by travel and reduce road and parking congestion. View our video here.
Government car sharing guidance for England recommends that sharers have fixed travel partners and ensure the vehicle is well ventilated through the use of a ventilation system or opening windows. Shared vehicles should be cleaned between shifts or before each handover. You can see the full guidance here.
Read our school travel press release