What's the bigger picture?
Congestion is a major transport problem facing Central Bedfordshire.
The delays experienced by motorists, businesses and those using public transport is an inconvenience, impacting on our opportunities for growth.
Why make fewer trips by car?
There are a number of benefits to reducing car journeys:
fewer car journeys will reduce the CO 2 emissions that contribute to climate change
the fewer trips you make, the more money you save on fuel
nearly a quarter of all car trips are under two miles, a distance that can be cycled in under 15 minutes
cycling two-mile trips could save £600 per year in fuel
car journeys under one mile normally take 20 minutes to walk
walking one-mile trips could save £160 per year in fuel
walking and cycling on a regular basis is good for your heart and lungs, burns calories and is a good way to a healthier active life
Central Bedfordshire will be working closely with a number of partner organisations including Town Councils, NHS Bedfordshire, local businesses, Central Bedfordshire College, local community representatives and third sector organisations.