Hampton residents urged to swap cars for sustainable transport

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Residents in Hampton are being urged to swap their car for a bike or the bus when making journeys in the city.

A joint initiative between the charities Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and Sustrans, working alongside Travelchoice at Peterborough City Council will see residents in Hampton benefiting from advice and support on sustainable travel this summer.

PECT’s Andrew Ellis. said: “We aim to encourage as many Hampton residents as possible to consider changing some of their short, regular car trips for a more sustainable alternative.

“Whether it’s through walking, cycling, car sharing or taking public transport there’s so many different options to help the environment, save money, and improve your health and fitness!”

PECT will be knocking on the doors of households in the Hamptons and will be offering residents help and advice, including personalised travel plans and the latest literature, to encourage long-term behaviour change around sustainable travel. Previous and similar projects have been a great success, seeing a 20 per cent increase in walking trips and 27 per cent increase in the number of cycling trips taken.

The project launches in the week beginning August 1, and it will then run through to September, visiting thousands of households in the local area. This project has been made possible with the support of funding from the Department for Transport through the Sustainable Travel Transition Year funding and Travelchoice.

For more information on the project and to find out how to get involved, visit the website at www.pect.org.uk/travel.