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“It’s the perfect time for people to get into walking, cycling, car-sharing, or taking the bus more often”

“It’s the perfect time for people to get into walking, cycling, car-sharing, or taking the bus more often”

Thursday 30 June 2022

“It’s the perfect time for people to get into walking, cycling, car-sharing, or taking the bus more often”

Thursday 30 June 2022


The Better Journey Project says it's ‘high time’ to make journeys better for the island’s environment, economy, and people's physical and mental health for the next Better Journey Day on Friday.

The Project team have been measuring the impact of their campaigns since the Better Journey Project started, with traffic monitoring taking place on the days themselves and the prior week.

Barrie Duerden, who leads the traffic monitoring initiative, said the data is two-sided.

“Our early analysis suggests that the Better Journey Days are seeing an increase in active travel, but on the other hand its becoming clearer how much further there is to go, with single occupancy vehicles responsible for over half of all vehicle movements between 07:30 and 09:00.” 

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Pictured: The Better Journey Project was launched this year to encourage active and enjoyable travel to work one Friday each month. 

Committee member Mark Smith said: “Now July is here, with the amazing climate we have in Guernsey it’s the perfect time for people to get into walking, cycling, car-sharing, or taking the bus more often.

“We set up this monthly event to encourage people and organisations to make a step-change when it comes to getting around our beautiful island. 

Team members will be monitoring traffic again on Friday 1 July in their new green shirts, pictured above.

People can follow on social media via #betterjourneys, and they can also register and make a pledge about their journeys on the Project’s website. 

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