Sustrans, the UK’s leading smarter travel charity, are challenging people across Scotland to commute by low-carbon means, during May 2016. Here in St Andrews we are already blazing a trail; the University is in 5th place. We can make that 1st place with your help.
You can download the app and sign up here for the challenge. Record all of your journeys (including during work) which used the following modes of transport and avoided driving a car alone:
- Public Transport
- Lift sharing
- Virtual meetings (such as using Skype for Business)
- Working from home
Why take part?
There are several reasons you should take part:
- It’s fun!
You can compete with colleagues, other organisations across Scotland and yourself. There is an online leader board so you can compare key stats and track your progress and your colleagues’.
- Keeps you fighting fit
Active modes of travel (ones which incorporate physical exercise) help improve fitness and wellbeing. So far staff in St Andrews have burnt a whopping 7,307 calories
- Points mean prizes
By taking part in the challenge (a minimum of 1 journey per week) you could be in for a chance to win prizes. Plus walking, cycling and lift sharing are all guaranteed to save you pennies.
- Opportunity to enjoy the weather
Walking or cycling to work or between meetings at this time of year gives you the best opportunity to enjoy the sun. Make the most of it… while it lasts. You can also pat yourself on the back for avoiding carbon emissions – staff have saved 63kg CO2 already
Find out more about the challenge and sign up here on the Sustrans website