Published: 8th JANUARY 2021

Engaging Northern Ireland workers with active travel

In Northern Ireland, we support employers to encourage their employees to consider active travel in their daily routine.

staff member dianne at an information stand with two women holding cycling literature at cycle to work day event outside in Belfast City Centre

What we offer

We engage with workplaces by delivering a range of events, activities, training, information and personal support to enable a shift towards active travel to work.

Our team co-ordinate a packed programme of activities to motivate and engage employees.

With the COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our delivery and programme to enable you to still consider active travel and the benefits of cycling and walking for your physical and mental health.

We are still delivering in small groups, one to one sessions and online offering:

  • information webinars
  • workplace pool bikes and e-bikes & free trials
  • lunchtime led walks and bike rides
  • bike maintenance workshops and free bike checks
  • bike registration with the PSNI
  • Cycle to Work Day events
  • step challenges and competitions
  • active travel planning for commuters
  • assistance in developing a workplace Active Travel Plan
  • recruitment and training of workplace Active Travel Champions
  • Cycle-Friendly Employer accreditation advice and support
  • Active Travel Challenge
  • promote the PHA’s 5 steps to wellbeing.
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I'm loving cycling to the train station! Being a mum of four means it's hard to find time to fit exercise into your routine so doing it on your way to and from work is a win-win for me. Blockquote quotation marks
Nicki, Active Belfast Challenge participant

Leading the Way with Active Travel - Belfast

You can avail of these free services if you work for one of the following:

  • Public Health Agency (Belfast).
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
  • Belfast City Council.
  • Department for Infrastructure (Clarence Court).
  • RQIA (Riverside Tower).
Contact Dianne Whyte to kick start your Active Travel journey

Leading the Way with Active Travel – North West

You can avail of these free services if you work for one of the following:

Contact Kieran Coyle to kick start your Active Travel journey

Workplaces in East Belfast

If you are an employer or employee in east Belfast, the Sustrans Active Travel Hub at CS Lewis Square is right on your doorstep, located at the intersection of the Comber and Connswater Community Greenways. 

With a fleet of bicycles for attendees to use in our training sessions, we offer a range of free activities to encourage cycling and walking for everyday journeys, using local greenways.    

Contact Martha Robb to kick start your Active Travel journey

Leading the Way with Active Travel – Newry & Downpatrick

The pilot programme Leading the Way with Active Travel for workplaces in Newry & Downpatrick came to an end on 1 July 2021. The following workplaces had access to a wide range of activities and cycle training opportunities:

  • Newry, Mourne & Down District Council
  • South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
  • Southern Health & Social Care Trust
  • NI Fire & Rescue Service
  • South Regional College
  • PSNI
  • NI Housing Executive

Contact Newry, Mourne & Down District Council for more information

Active Travel Champions support colleagues by sharing information, organising workplace activities, such as stalls at events, challenges, bike rides or lunchtime walks.

Promote active travel in the workplace

For employers and employees who do not work in Leading the Way with Active Travel organisations or East Belfast, we may still be able to provide practical support to enable you to promote walking and cycling for commuting and business travel to your colleagues.

Our Cycle Skills Team can offer cycle training packages for employees within your workplace. We can help you or your organisation learn to cycle safely and confidently on the road.

Contact us to discuss how you could support your employees to travel more actively

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