Commuters challenged to change travel habits for six weeks: Travelwest Challenge

04 Jun 2019

Transport

Commuters challenged to change travel habits for six weeks

People in the West of England are being urged to help ease traffic congestion by getting active and taking more sustainable journeys to work for six weeks from Monday 10 June.

The Travelwest Challenge (10 June – 21 July) is an annual event which celebrates the benefits of sustainable travel and the positive impact it can have on the environment, local communities and physical and mental wellbeing.

Commuters can take part in the travel challenge by logging how they’ve got to work on a free app. Individuals and teams can compete against each other to be in with a chance of winning an array of prizes each week.

Cllr 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.”

Anyone who lives or works in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset or Bath & North East Somerset can take part in the Travelwest Challenge.

To pre-register, or to find out more, visit: www.travelwest.info/challenge

Join the conversation online @TravelwestEng #TWchallenge.