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Improving health and congestion with active travel

Helping people make active travel choices brings together many of our specialisms such as travel behaviour change in schools, workplace travel planning and community engagement to relieve congestion and facilitate growth, improve access to employment and education, as well as promote sustainable and active travel.

In 2008 we brought a pioneering bike hire scheme to the UK for the first time to encourage cycling and walking at Leeds universities to help reduce traffic and car parking and improve health of students and staff.

Stockton travel hub users have improved their health

Stockton Council wanted to promote walking and cycling to encourage local people to achieve their recommended levels of physical activity, in order to address health challenges and inequalities in the area.

We worked with partners to deliver a 'one-stop shop' solution providing residents with information on how to travel affordably and sustainably. The HUB has been helping over 20,000 people in the most deprived, unhealthy areas to get more physical activity in their daily lives through sustainable travel.

Dunstrable hub helps people make active travel choices

The Travel Choices Hub, Dunstable, was funded by Central Bedfordshire District Council through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund at a cost of £75,000 a year.

We worked with partners to offer a range of innovative advice and activity sessions and more than 17,000 residents visited the Hub. The Travel Choices Hub in Dunstable has generated £1.7 million for the economy and reduced car journeys by a third.