Sustainable travel encouraged in West of England

People in the West of England are being encouraged to help ease traffic congestion by getting active and taking more sustainable journeys to work for six weeks.

As part of the Travelwest Challenge (10 June – 21 July), commuters can take part by logging how they get to work on a free app and individuals and teams can compete against each other to be in with a chance of winning an array of prizes.

The annual event celebrates the benefits of sustainable travel and the positive impact it can have on the environment, local communities and physical and mental well-being. Anyone who lives or works in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset or Bath & North East Somerset can take part in the Travelwest Challenge.

Kye Dudd, cabinet member for Transport at Bristol City Council, said: “The Travelwest Challenge is a great way of highlighting the important role public transport plays in helping our city and region to thrive. I encourage everyone to support the campaign and consider alternative travel options. Whether it’s walking, cycling, using public transport or lift sharing, all efforts to reduce the congestion on our roads and introduce healthy and active travel will make a positive difference.”