In Scotland half of short journeys of 1 – 2 km are made by car, and two-thirds of all car journeys are made alone. If that’s you, could you make a change?
Active travel is a journey with an element of being active like walking and cycling but also includes using public transport as this usually includes a walk or cycle.
It doesn’t have to be all or nothing – could you leave the car behind just one or two days a week?
What if my journey is too long for active travel?
Active travel doesn’t have to be the whole of your journey. There are lots of ways that part of the total journey could be done more actively, and with a lower environmental impact. Try parking somewhere further away from your destination to cut vehicle miles and walk or take the bike in the car and cycle some of the way. If the bus stop isn’t near your house, could you walk or cycle there? Changing habits always takes extra effort at first, but you’ll soon notice the benefits.
Forth Environment Link
Our mission is to increase the number of active travel journeys made through improving skills, knowledge, confidence, and access to bikes.
Through our information service, skills, training and events programme we aim to increase the number of everyday cycling and walking journeys to help:
- Support communities to be more resilient in adapting to a changing climate
- Reduce air pollution
- Improve overall health and wellbeing
Plan a bike route with Cycling Scotland’s journey planner, or use the Cycling option on Google Maps.