Safe & Social Driving: Alternative / Economical Travel
Thank you for being a safe and sociable driver, but have you considered alternative methods of transport, with the added benefits of reducing carbon emissions, less stress and more cost effective.
Here are some useful websites to get you started:
Cyclescheme is the UK’s leading provider of the cycle to work scheme and the founding member of the Cycle to Work Alliance. It enables employees to get a bike tax-free, saving at least 25% on its high street value while spreading the cost. It’s completely free to join for both employers and employees, and easy to administer online. www.cyclescheme.co.uk
Visit the Cyclist pages on the Gloucestershire Road Safety Team website for everything you need to know about making your cycle journey as safe and enjoyable as possible including details of training for both adults and young people. http://roadsafety-gloucestershire.org.uk/safer-journeys/cyclist/
Stagecoach Belles Express provides a service from Gloucester bus station and Waterwells park and ride to Cribbs Causeway and Cabot Circus, Bristol for £8 return, also serves Aztec West, Filton College, MoD Abbeywood, and UWE.
Plan a journey and view timetables for this and other local services at www.stagecoachbus.com
www.travelinesw.com can be used to plan journeys by all modes of public transport both locally and nationally.
www.thinktravel.info is a site that provides information & resources for sustainable travel in Gloucestershire. Explore many travel choices including walking, cycling, bus routes, train options & car sharing. Click on the Bike icon for details of the Gloucestershire Bike Project and how to give cycling a try for eight weeks, for free.
Welcome to the world of carshare at www.gloucestershire.liftshare.com.
Most people commute to work by car. The average worker in the UK commutes over 4,000 miles a year, which equates at an average annual fuel cost of over £700.
- Save money (fuel, daily wear and tear)
- Help reduce CO2 emissions
- Meet new work colleagues
- Lower your commuting stress
This site saves you time and money by optimising complex driving routes involving up to twenty-five different addresses. Often referred to as the “Travelling Salesman Problem”, the logistics algorithms find the quickest route or the shortest route for you. www.road-route-planner.com
The Gloucestershire Road Safety Team are committed to working with everyone to ensure each journey made is as safe as possible. An important aim is to increase sociable driving as we believe that this will result in more peaceful and happy communities...
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At roundabouts when other drivers don’t bother to signal… Unsure? Hold back & don’t assume. Make sure you are signalling when appropriate. Which direction is the driver looking? When another drive makes a mistake… Be calm. All drivers make mistakes....