Around one quarter of UK greenhouse gas emissions are linked to travel. Most transport fuels are petrol and diesel which release CO2 and other pollutants on combustion. Using public transport and building some active travel into your routine can cut your carbon footprint and keep you healthy.
Walk and cycle for short journeys. It's healthy, free and you don't have to look for a parking space! Regular cyclists have the fitness of someone ten years younger. These services might help you get active:
- cycle routes - find safe cycling routes for leisure and commuting around Dorset
- school run - advice on walking and cycling to school
- improve your cycling skills - get some cycle training to boost your confidence on two wheels
- walking – find information on walking routes and trials in Dorset
- bike and scooter hire scheme - find your nearest beryl bike collection and drop-off points
- give public transport a go - with WiFi and charging points on modern trains and buses you can catch up with your email on the way....or just enjoy reading a book. Find out about public transport in your area to help you get from A to B.
- car share - 70% of cars carry one person. Sharing your journey reduces congestion, saves fuel and parking fees, cuts your carbon footprint, and you might even make a new friend! Visit Carshare Dorset to find out how
- join a car club - if you only need a car occasionally consider joining a car club. Clubs exist in Weymouth, Dorchester and Blandford and you just pay per mile and hour. Find out more on Co-cars Dorset
- Sustrans have advice and information about active and sustainable travel