How we travel can significantly impact on our health, our wealth, and the environment. By thinking more about travel and how we get to and from everyday destinations such as work, school, the shops or the homes of friends and family, you could radically change your daily routine for the better. We suggest developing a travel plan which could help you come up with alternative ways or travelling rather than your car.
What a travel plan is
It’s a document containing a set of practical actions designed by a workplace, school, or other organisation, to encourage healthy and sustainable travel. Along with reducing the need to travel in the first place, travel plans include the promotion of:
- public transport
- car sharing
Where you live and work will determine what your travel plan looks like. It’s worth giving it some thought to find ways to travel that you may not have considered before. By swapping a few car journeys for walking or cycling, you could not only save money on fuel but also improve your own general health and wellbeing as well as the health of those around you.