Around one in five of the trips we make are less than one mile in length, and two out of every five trips are less than two miles long. These are distances most people can easily walk or cycle. For longer journeys, public transport or car sharing may offer a practical alternative.
Below is a series of links and information to help you plan and consider sustainable travel choices. This year the council is also starting a campaign called 'Travel Sense' working directly with residents, businesses and schools to encourage sustainable travel choices.
Information to help you plan a journey
The following are external websites that help you plan a journey.
Traveline - A partnership of transport operators and local authorities formed to provide impartial and comprehensive information about public transport. It covers Scotland, England and Wales.
Transport Direct - A Department for Transport funded journey planning website for all forms of transport including cycling. Also has links to live travel updates.
The council provides a free-to-use journey share database. This online tool allows people to search for others making similar journeys by car, cycle or on foot, and indirectly contact them to ask if they are willing to share their journey.
If you are considering cycling, the council provides maps of the traffic-free cycle network in the borough. Find out more on our cycling page.
A travel plan is a package of measures aimed at promoting greener, cleaner modes of transport and reducing reliance on single-occupancy car journeys to or from a particular site.
Workplace travel plans
A travel plan has many benefits for a business in Bracknell Forest including;
- Potential cost savings
- Good PR in the local community
- Reducing demand for car parking spaces
- Improving access for staff, visitors and deliveries
- Increasing productivity from a healthier, more motivated workforce
A guide to help you introduce travel choices at your workplace is available to download from the right of this page.
Travel plans required by the planning process
You may be asked to implement a travel plan as part of a planning application. Details of how and when a travel plan is required can be found in the council's supplementary planning document 'Limiting the Impact of Development'.
School travel plans
Nearly all schools in the borough have a travel plan. For more information visit our School Travel pages.
Throughout the year the council promotes a number of sustainable travel campaigns and events. We will publicise them here nearer the time.