Aardman Animations, Bath’s Royal United Hospital and Lost Horizon Coffee are helping to get more people walking and pedalling to work by sharing their experiences in a new guide launched by the West of England Combined Authority, led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.
The “Joy in the Journey” guide is jam packed with helpful advice for businesses to support their employees to walk or cycle.
Top tips in the guide include accessing grants for installing bike racks or showers, getting advice on planning journeys, and how to set up a cycle to work scheme.
Dan Norris, Metro Mayor said:
“Getting people out of cars and onto bikes, scooters, walking and public transport is vital if we’re going to cut congestion and meet our ambitious net zero targets. I’m delighted that these local people and businesses are sharing their successful stories of how they’ve encouraged people to make the switch to cycling and walking.”
The Mayor recently visited Kit Nisbet at Lost Horizon Coffee who is featured in the guide. He was able to buy an e-bike using a grant and now is using it to deliver his coffee to happy customers while growing his business sustainably.
Kit Nisbet said:
“I would recommend to other businesses who want to minimise their carbon footprint to seriously consider factoring in E-bikes for local deliveries and local business travel; it will reduce the cost of travel, pollutants in our air, and they’re really good fun.”