Your Travel Plan

Finches Park, Kirby Cross

Welcome to the Finches Park, Kirby Cross Travel Plan pages. Here you will find all the information you require on sustainable travel options in and around the Kirby Cross area. Please navigate through the various sections by using the images above.
It is important to Linden Homes that you settle in well to Kirby Cross and the surrounding areas. We hope you find this information useful and on behalf of Linden Homes thank you for selecting Finches Park as the place you will call home.
Before exploring the rest of the information, don’t forget to;

1. Claim your Sustainable Travel Vouchers
As part of Linden Homes commitment to you, you can claim 3 one-week bus tickets or an active travel voucher. To claim your bus tickets or vouchers, please complete the short form here. You can find full information on what is available to you in the Smarter Travel flyer included in your Travel Tendring Guide which you would have received when you moved into your new home (alternatively, please contact us for more information). You can also find full terms and conditions for the sustainable travel vouchers here.
2. Request your free Personal Travel Plan
Each resident of Finches Park is entitled to a free Personal Travel Plan. A Personal Travel Plan shows you all your travel options to and from your home to your regular destination, such as your workplace. Not only are you provided with each travel option but also the journey duration, cost and calories burned. To request your Personal Travel Plan, please use this link.
3. Make a change
Start practising more sustainable travel today! Use one of your regular journeys under 5 km and try to walk it or cycle it instead to see what difference it makes in time and fitness gained. Perhaps it doesn’t take as long as you thought or it could even take less time, but the benefits to you and your community are priceless. You can find further information over on our Finches Park Walking and Cycling pages about which amenities are local to you and within walking and cycling distances.
4. Investigate a cycle to work scheme
Find out if your employer is a member of a cycle scheme like Cyclescheme or Free2Cycle. These schemes are set up to benefit employees by saving between 25-39% on the cost of purchasing a bicycle and cycling accessories. Payments for the equipment are conveniently deducted through your salary. You can find out more on the Cyclescheme website and invite your employer to join if they haven’t already!
5. Sign up to car share
Sign up free to the Essexcarshare.com website. By sharing journeys you can save money on the cost of travelling by car. Essex car share is an easy and great tool for searching and finding other local people to partner up with. With dozens of car sharing opportunities offered in the area, there is a good chance of finding a suitable journey. The average commuter can save up to £1,000 a year, so if you can’t find one car share that fits your needs, why not advertise your trip for others to join you and start saving on your driving.
6. Keep up to date
Don’t forget to follow the Smarter Travel Essex Facebook page. We keep this page regularly updated with news and events happening in the area. We will also hold competitions and notify you of any relevant local travel information.

If you would like more detailed information about Smarter Travel Ltd or have any questions about travel in the area, please feel free to contact us, your Travel Plan Coordinator.

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