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Active travel - get going while you're on the move!

We all rely on cars and public transport, because they make our lives so easy. But making active travel choices can be an easy way to fit activity into your day. It can take a little longer and you may not be able to do it for all your journeys, but you may be surprised where you can swap the car or public transport for two legs or two wheels.

If you can walk or cycle instead of driving or taking public transport, it can also be good for your pocket, as well as the environment. So there are even more reasons to give it a go!

More ideas

Try the Transport Direct Cycle Planner - just put in two locations and it will gives you directions. You can choose from the quietest route, the quickest, or the one with the least hills! Go to the Transport Direct Cycle Planner

And for loads more tips and ideas on active travel, have a look at the Sustrans website.

Off the bus
Walk to the next bus stop on from the one you usually get on at.
By the lift
Take the stairs instead of the lift.
On the phone
Walk to a friend’s house instead of chatting on the phone or online, or arrange to meet them in the park. It’ll save money too.
In your area
When it’s local, walk. Whether it’s grabbing some milk, picking up the kids, or something you get delivered locally, pick it up instead.
To school
Walk to school
After dinner
Get up and go for a walk before or after dinner, instead of vegging out.

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