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Smarter travel choices

Did you know that almost half of all our journeys are under two miles? Perfect to walk or cycle.

We can all be smarter when it comes to travel. In out short film comedian Phil Kay meets 2 experts to discuss the health, lifestyle and environmental benefits of greener travel.

Take a few moments to fill in this quiz and find out how you can break your habits and travel smarter.

Do you ever consider alternatives to travelling for work?

Question 1: Do you ever consider alternatives to travelling for work?

How often do you walk instead of taking the car, bus or train?

Question 2: How often do you walk instead of taking the car, bus or train?

How often do you cycle instead of taking the car, bus or train?

Question 3: How often do you cycle instead of taking the car, bus or train?

Do you ever swap the car to travel by bus or train?

Question 4: Do you ever swap the car to travel by bus or train?

Do you ever make short trips by taxi?

Question 5: Do you ever make short trips by taxi?

How frequently do you travel by private car?

Question 6: How frequently do you travel by private car?

How frequently do you fly by plane?

Question 7: How frequently do you fly by plane?

Your results

Find out how you could reduce your carbon emissions and get more active, more often, with our personalised advice below. Greener – and cheaper – modes of travel are at the top.

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Is travel essential?

Is travel essential?

Perhaps the same can be achieved with a phone call, email or video conference as face-to-face.

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Walk shorter journeys

Walk shorter journeys

The healthiest and cheapest way to travel with no carbon emissions, walking is ideal for shorter journeys.

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Cycle longer distances

Cycle longer distances

Healthy and cheap, cycling is also reliable, has no carbon emissions and is good for longer distances.

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Use public transport

Use public transport

Convenient, quick and cost-effective for longer essential trips - and you can work or relax onboard.

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Share your taxi

Share your taxi

Sometimes it's necessary to get there quickly, but sharing can reduce the financial and environmental costs.

Consider car sharing

Consider car sharing

High cost and carbon emissions per head - so think about joining a car club or hiring only when you need to.

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Find alternatives to flying

Find alternatives to flying

Flying is sometimes necessary for long distances, but check options to reduce carbon emissions and cost.

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