Travel Optionsat St Martin's Green, Kirklevington, Yarm
Providing travel information about the local area and beyond
Have you considered the options for travelling around the local area?
Story Homes has developed this website to ensure that all residents at St Martin’s Green have access to a full range of travel information about the local area and further afield.
Moving home sometimes can mean a big change in lifestyle. For instance, the way you travel to and from your new home would be different depending on the surroundings and amenities nearby. This is a great opportunity for you to re-consider the best travel options which are not only sustainable but also potentially save time and money.
Without a doubt, for many people driving your own car provides the most practical travel option, but how about making some journeys on foot, by cycle, using public transport or even car sharing with someone else heading the same way?
We hope the information on this website will answer some of these questions and you will find the resources useful in helping you to choose the best modes of travel. However, if you would like further help, tips and advice on travel options, your appointed Travel Plan Coordinator is here to assist. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Owning and maintaining a car is one of the biggest annual expenses for most families in the UK. The costs can add up to many thousands of pounds depending on how much you use your car and what sort of vehicle you have. Therefore, if you are looking to save money, you can take pride by making fewer car journeys – you will be doing your part to help look after the environment, whilst saving a significant amount of money over the course of a year.
Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Walking or cycling – often referred to as ‘active travel’ – burns calories, gets your heart pumping and makes you fitter. It can also lift your mood, put a smile on your face and improve your general health and wellbeing.
Traffic congestion is common nowadays, due to the fact that we are increasingly reliant on the car as our go-to travel mode. For short journeys such as popping to the local shops or doing the school runs, simply walking or cycling can be much quicker than jumping in the car, finding an available parking space and walking the final leg to your destination.
Useful services to help you plan your journey
Plan your journey
Whether you want to walk to the nearest shop or travel to work by bus, there are many resources out there to help you plan your journey.
The below two websites have been developed by local councils and provide useful and information about sustainable and active travel in the Tees Valley area:
Contact the Travel Plan Coordinator
Story Homes has appointed a Travel Plan Coordinator for St Martin’s Green as the first point of contact for any travel queries you may have.
Residents at St Martin’s Green can take advantage of free personal travel advice. Just tell us where you want to go and the Travel Plan Coordinator will work out the various travel options for you, including travel time, number of changes, petrol costs and CO2 emitted.
To contact the Travel Plan Coordinator, simply email email@example.com.
The Liftshare Car Share Scheme
Car sharing can help reduce traffic congestion and cut carbon emissions, as well as save you money. It can also reduce stress of driving, especially for longer distance journeys.
You can car share on most journeys, from work commutes to one-off events. It allows you to find others making similar journeys by car.
Anyone can join the Liftshare car share scheme for free.
Click here to register and see if anyone’s going your way. You may even get to know other local residents so why not give it a go?