Have you heard about ‘Active Travel’?

Published on January 23, 2024

The Parish Council is engaging in a number of climate actions, both large and small. One such action
will be to promote Active Travel. Within the next few weeks, you will be able to securely park your
bike on our new bike rack. So what, you might ask, has that got to do with climate action?
As part of the national Climate Action Plan, everyone is encouraged to reconsider using cars for short
journeys and where possible, to make that journey “active” instead – walking, cycling or even
skateboards or non-motorised scooters if that’s more your thing! Thinking through the supply
chain, it’s obvious that Active Travel cuts down on fossil fuel demand; air quality locally is improved
with less car emissions; traffic density is reduced, making our streets safer; and redundant car
parking spaces can be repurposed for human-friendly use. Quite apart from the environmental
impacts, think of the health benefits of fresh air and exercise!