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TRANSPORT

Helpful links to support the Eco Together programme.

Key:

○ = nationally (UK) relevant resource or information

= national resource with representation locally, or search feature providing local information

⌂ = local resource for Bath

Have Your Say

⌂ Be heard on BANES Council local transport consultations (select “travel, transport and roads”)  

○ Support the campaigns from Better Transport and keep up-to-date with research and sustainable transport options

Bikes

Free Commuter E-bike loan scheme with Ride To Work Bath, several bikes lent to an organisation at a time, organised by Transition Bath

⌂ Get a free cycle stand from BANES Council for your workplace in Bath

○ Find out about the cycle to work scheme including how to buy a discounted bike and equipment to cycle to work from Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme  

○ Advice on choosing a family cargo bike from Cycle Sprog

○ Get inspired to get on your bike with tips on routes, local groups and organised rides, plus find out what you need to know about learning to cycle, bike maintenance and safety with Let’s Ride from British Cycling and become a member to get insurance and support cycling in Britain

○ Use Sustrans to find a cycle route, bike path or walking route near you

Walking

○ Follow a network of walking routes connecting all of Britain's towns and cities with Slow Ways, and help build the network by walking and reviewing the routes. 

Walkers are Welcome is a UK wide initiative supporting walking in local communities and offers information on walking in different towns and cities across the UK.

Cars

Engage with car clubs:

◊ Join Enterprise Car Club

⌂ Keep up to date with Bristol and Bath car clubs  

○ Set up a community car club – read the handbook from Carplus and Bikeplus

Compare costs of running a car versus joining a car club

Borrow a local car or share a lift:

◊ Local car hire from individual owners through Hiyacar

◊ Find or offer a lift share for one off or regular journeys 

Planes

○ Pledge to go flight free with Flight Free UK

○ Get help planning 100% flight free holidays across UK and Europe with Byway

○ Social enterprise Ecosy   helps you plan a green getaway in the UK, or in the Pyrennes in France

Learn More

○ Advice on low carbon travel from the Energy Saving Trust

○ Get more ideas and up to date information about car clubs, and other shared transport schemes, across the UK from CoMoUK a national charity promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of shared transport.

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