Friarwood Park Persimmon

When your only option is to travel by car

Whilst sustainable transport provides some opportunities for travel – we know that for some people and some trips, the only realistic option is to travel by car.

This website is aimed at providing information on a range of choices, whilst looking to encourage sustainable travel, where possible. We want to minimise unnecessary car trips and thereby free up space for those trips that have no alternative.

To the right you will find links to local live traffic updates and a journey planner to help you choose the quickest and most cost-effective route for your journey.

There are also ways to travel by car in a more sustainable way, and save you money at the same time. To the right you will find further useful information on how you could share your journey by car with others to reduce costs, or how you could simply drive more economically by making small adjustments to your driving style.

Useful links:

  • Google Route Planner

    Google provides a really useful online route planner that lets you plan your journey by car. Not only does it provide route options, but it also tells you likely journey times taking into account current traffic conditions. Click here to plan your journey now.
  • Local Traffic and Travel News

    Local Traffic News is provided by the AA
  • National Traffic News

    Traffic news from major routes provided by Highways England
  • Petrol Prices

    Find out current petrol prices from across the region, and find the cheapest locally:

    Click here

Car Share:

Do you regularly travel alone by car? Think about it… if you shared the ride with just one other person you could halve the costs of your petrol and other associated costs.

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Smarter Driving:

Sometimes there is just no alternative to the car … but there are ways to reduce the amount of money you spend driving, and you will be reducing your environmental impact too!

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