The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have presented us all with significant challenges, but we’ve also seen many residents across West Sussex have made lots of extremely positive changes, particularly in terms of how they travel.
Many have discovered the benefits of active travel choices, such as walking and cycling, for more journeys in their local area, or simply getting outdoors and being active every day. These are really positive changes, and we want to encourage residents to continue to make journeys greener, healthier, safer and more active.
Particularly on the school run, could you think differently about the journey to school this autumn when dropping the children off? Why not make your journey a greener and healthier one and look to other modes of transport such as walking, cycling or scooting* rather than the car.
This autumn we’d like everyone to have a look at their journeys – school children, college and university students, parents and others travelling to work. The benefits of changing to a greener mode of transport extend wider than helping to tackle climate change - it will also be healthier for you, your family and friends.
* Please note: although trials of e-scooter public hire schemes are taking place in some parts of the country, it is illegal to use privately-owned electric scooters on the public highway.