Transport currently accounts for around a quarter of manmade greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. As individuals, making a small change in the way we travel can have a big impact on the bigger picture of these emission totals. Travelling sustainably is about reducing the environmental impact of our travel choices but there is also a wider range of benefits associated with sustainable travel.
Transport can be as much as 15% of household spending: most cars cost over £50 a week to run, which is almost as much as expenditure on food or housing. Therefore, replacing car journeys, particularly short ones, with a journey on foot or by bike can save a significant amount of money over the course of a year. Furthermore, regular walking or cycling makes you fitter. You do not have to walk or cycle for long to feel the benefits: a brisk 1-mile (20-minute) walk burns around 100 calories!
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The travel survey will help us to understand your current travel choices and what we can do to encourage you to use more sustainable transport methods. Please could we have a few moments of your time to complete this online survey. It should take you no more than 10 minutes.