Did you know that if everyone did one less car journey per week and instead walked, cycled, took public transport or shared a lift it would reduce car traffic by at least 10% resulting in cleaner air, less noise and more space to play?
The daily commute
Have you ever thought there must be another way when you are sitting bumper to bumper, the only occupier of your car crawling along following and being followed by other single occupancy cars on the way from Thatcham to your place of work?
There are alternatives to the single occupancy drive to work including walking, cycling, taking the bus, taking the train, car sharing, working from home or working closer to home. With so many alternatives available there is likely to be one that suites your needs. Find out more by browsing the right hand column of this page.
Being tied to a timetable may seem limiting; however you will find it quite liberating.
The trip to the corner shop
Half of all car owners drive for trips of less than 1 mile. How often do you get into your car to visit the corner shop with out considering that you could walk or cycle instead? Avoid the hassle of parking and get some fresh air and exercise as well.
The school run
How many trips to school are by car when it would be less stressful, more enjoyable and healthier to walk or cycle?
On average across the GB population there are 435 car driver trips per person per year. - 57% of the population has a driver's licence - so there are around 435/0.57 = 763 car driver trips per car driver per year. A 10% reduction would be 76 car driver trips per car driver, or 38 return journeys; switching one journey per week would achieve at least this (even taking into account that not everyone who has a licence drives, and that there are less than 52 travelling weeks in the year) (taken from Sustrans website).