- Save money
- Help reduce air pollution
- Save time
- Reduce congestion
Encouraging active lifestyles to improve air quality and public health are priorities for Nottingham City Council. The Your Travel Choices project supports communities to make smarter travel options by offering advice and support on affordable low carbon transport options.
This year Your Travel Choices is working alongside the council’s School Streets project to engage with local residents around nine schools to promote walking and cycling for local journeys.
Active travel has never been more important, as walking and cycling helps to reduce demand on the public transport network and our roads while social distancing is in place.
What is involved?
Selected households in Sherwood, Meadows, Clifton, St. Anns and Bulwell will receive an information pack about full of information on walking and cycling, and advice on where support is available.
A team of travel advisors will be available to provide one-to-one phone advice to help people find the quickest, cheapest and most sustainable ways to travel. (Phone advice service is only available to residents in the project areas).
Special offers and incentives
Participants who complete the travel survey provided in their Travel Choice Pack can enter a prize draw with a chance to win £50 of shopping vouchers
Smarter travel options to beat air pollution
Walking – Whether you are looking for a short walk or something a little longer Nottingham offers a range of self-guided and guided walks. This is a great and simple way of increasing your physical activity whilst exploring the local history. To find out more click here
Cycling skills – If you’re interested in improving on your cycling or on-road skills why not attend one of RideWise’s free cycling sessions for adults and families in one of their four locations across Nottingham City. RideWise also offer bike maintenance courses, bike servicing and organised led rides and walks. To find out more click here
Nottingham Bikeworks – Nottingham Bikeworks are a non-profit organisation providing people with a full range of bike services and projects. Bikeworks can offer open workshops for communities, affordable cycle repairs and used bikes that have been refurbished and serviced by one of their bike mechanics. To find out more click here
Love to Ride – Love to Ride is a free interactive platform for new and regular cyclists. Whether it’s riding for leisure, fitness or cycling to work Love to Ride offers hints and tips on how to cycle more. The web-based app encourages people to become confident cyclists and provides users with guidance and support on cycle safety. Love to Ride is a great tool to set personal goals, discover new routes, and monitor CO2 savings and track miles ridden. Becoming a member is a fantastic way to socially interact with others within the cycling community and an opportunity to take part in exciting challenges and activities. To register and find out more click here
Workplace Travel Service – The Workplace Travel Service provide support to businesses within the city boundary to help staff find cheaper, quicker and greener ways to travel to work. In partnership with Sustrans and RideWise staff are able to receive personalised travel plans that are tailored to their travel needs, cycle training, E-Bike try out and Dr.Bike health checks. Grant support is available to businesses who are interested in improving facilities for cyclists. To find out more visit here
British cycling – Cycling to work is a greener and healthier way to commute. British Cycling provides a commute membership which offers discounted retail offers, insurance, legal support, and priority access to tickets and events. Click here on how to sign up.
Sustrans Access – Sustrans Access are here to help jobseekers discover new travel routes and cut travel costs by providing personalised travel plans and one-to-one travel advice. If you’re a jobseeker living in Nottingham click here to sign up.
Robin Hood Smart Card – A Robin Hood smartcard gives you the freedom to travel around Nottingham by bus, tram and train. Whether you regularly access public transport or travel occasionally purchasing a Robin Hood card is a convenient and smarter way to access Nottingham’s inclusive travel network. Smart cards can be purchased as a seasonal or pay as you go card. To find out more click here
Car Club – Enterprise Car Club membership scheme provides 24/7 access to vehicles parked in convenient locations, without the extra costs that come with a car. Memberships includes; fuel, MOT, servicing and EV cars. Vehicles can be unlocked using the mobile app or smartcard in advance or last minute! To find out more click here
Park and Ride – All park and ride sites are free and offer regular bus and tram services to the city centre, hospital and businesses across Nottingham. To find out more click here
Go Electric – Switching to an electric vehicle can help tackle air pollution levels but also save you money in the future. Nottingham City Council are currently working on increasing the uptake of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles by installing over 200 charge points, working with businesses to make sustainable travel options, providing the UK’s first Electric Vehicle lane, switching bin lorries and street sweepers to electric vehicles and building a network and partnership with local dealerships and industry experts. To find out more click here
This project is being funded by Department for Transport as part of the successful Nottingham Derby Access Fund bid and is part of a co-ordinated programme to reduce congestion and air pollution by supporting communities and businesses to make low carbon travel choices.