How do you travel to work?

Organisations in North Somerset are being invited to sign up to an annual travel survey and help shape local transport policy.

The Travelwest Travel to Work survey takes place in March to find out how people across the West of England commute to work.

The data gathered will help plan future transport and housing needs.

If you’d like your organisation to take part, you can pre-register before Monday 3 February at www.travelwest.info/preregistration

The short survey runs for one week every March. Organisations will receive…

  • a free tailored report on how staff travel to work (if more than 30 people respond)
  • the opportunity to add in additional questions specific to your business
  • promotional materials and the survey link in advance.

Staff could also win great prizes for participating.

For more information email sustainable.travel@n-somerset.gov.uk

Check transport routes before heading out

Snow, ice or other severe weather can cause disruption to road networks and public transport so check routes in advance before you head off.

Plenty of information is available online, whether you are looking days or weeks in advance or want up-the-minute departure times just as you step out of your front door.

  •  Follow social media feeds

Find out when the gritters are going out or get the latest updates about road closures or road works at www.facebook.com/NStravelandroads, www.facebook.com/NSpublictransport, or www.twitter.com/NStravel_roads

  • See which roads are gritted

See which roads near your home or work are due to be gritted on the interactive online map. Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/winterroads and type in the postcode.

  • Plan public transport journeys in advance

Plan your journey, find routes, timetables and real-time arrival information at www.journeyplanner.travelwest.info

Keep walking and cycling through winter months

Keeping active during these shorter days and longer nights can be tricky but just a little preparation means you can continue walking or cycling through winter.

Staying visible is key – wear light-coloured or fluorescent clothing and put on reflective accessories at night.

Continue reading Keep walking and cycling through winter months

Two long-awaited transport schemes move forward

Two long-awaited transport schemes in North Somerset are moving forward.

The next stage in the £116m MetroWest phase 1 scheme – which includes reopening Portishead rail line – was passed when an application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

And North Somerset Council has been successful in a £97m bid to Government to provide essential infrastructure for future housing, which includes a bypass around the village of Banwell.
Continue reading Two long-awaited transport schemes move forward

Awards open for promoting sustainable travel

Weston Pier with the award details placed in the sky

Are you a business which has worked hard to promote sustainable travel this year?

Entries to the annual Travelwest Business Awards are now open to recognise the organisations across the West of England which are making significant contributions to sustainable travel.

Continue reading Awards open for promoting sustainable travel