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Let’s Go Tees Valley offer free travel advice to Stockton-on-Tees

Residents in Stockton-on-Tees are being offered free advice to help them travel greener, healthier and cheaper as part of a Tees Valley wide project.

Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisors are visiting homes in the Ingleby Barwick and Norton areas throughout April, May and June with useful information on car-free travel, including bus services, rail travel as well as walking and cycling maps.

Senior Travel Advisor, Jonathan Scott commented, “This is great news for Stockton residents. Whether you’re in work, looking for a new job, starting college or finding your way around a new area – the more options you’re aware of, the greater travel flexibility you have. We’re returning to Stockton for the fourth year and we’re looking forward to helping even more residents get around the Borough by using greener methods of travel such as walking and cycling.”

The travel advisors will direct residents to free services like those provided by The active travel Hub on the high street, which provides advice and information about cycling and walking in the borough as well as free secure bike storage, bike MOTs, weekly confidence rides and maintenance courses.

They will also make regular visits to Thornaby, Stockton and Billingham Jobcentres to help job seekers plan their journeys to potential employment opportunities.

Jonathan added, “This year we are running a Tees Valley wide Commuter Challenge in May and September and we are inviting businesses and their employees to take part. Each one week challenge involves participants changing the way they travel for as many journeys as possible, ideally leaving the car at home all week and trying to cycle, walk or take the bus or train to work instead. There are some great prizes on offer and if you sign up early you could win an extra prize.”

Alex Kay, Sustainable Travel Officer at Let’s Go Tees Valley commented “This is great opportunity for residents and people working in Stockton and the surrounding Tees Valley area to travel healthier and cheaper by leaving their cars at home for local journeys as well as to reduce pressure on car-parking for businesses. We have had some major employers in Tees Valley involved with the challenge in previous years and we look forward to signing up more organisations this year.”

He added” Whilst in Stockton we’ll be working with Cummins to help with their employees choose more cost effective ways of getting to work such as car sharing.”

The Let’s Go Tees Valley Travel Advisors will be based at The Hub on Stockton High Street.  

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