Within these pages, you’ll find a whole host of information, advice and links to travel-related topics that will support you in making sustainable travel choices that work for you.
Whilst it’s so easy and convenient to jump in your car for those quick local trips, did you know that you can save up to £279 per year in car costs, like fuel, maintenance and parking, if four of your five short journeys (those under 5 miles) were made by foot, bike or public transport? That’s a saving of £8.5 billion a year for all British drivers.
Why not set yourself a challenge to walk or cycle one of your regular journeys? Start with the shortest trip you do on a weekly or daily basis and build up from there. Before you know it, you’ll be surprised at how those small changes start to add up.
Before you delve into the wealth of information within these pages, here’s a quick checklist of five things you can do now to improve your health and fitness, as well as doing your part for your local environment:
✔ Choose at least one local journey you do regularly that’s less than 5 miles in distance to walk or cycle instead of using your car – take a look at our page on Walking & Cycling for more information on what’s local and available to you as a Sycamore Park resident
✔ Become a member of Suffolk Car Share and find out if there are any fellow members who could be a potential driver or passenger for one or more of your journeys
✔ Follow the Smarter Travel Suffolk Facebook page for local travel information, competitions and surveys!
For more detailed information about smarter travel choices from walking and cycling, to car sharing and public transport in your area, take a look at each of the sections below. If you have any questions or comments, do get in touch with your Travel Coordinator.
Each month Persimmon Homes gives away cash donations to local community groups and charities under their Community Champions Programme. Additionally, providing funding for amateur sports groups under their Healthy Communities Programme. Find out more about these opportunities on the Persimmons Home website.