An online tool that aims to incentivise sustainable travel is being launched by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. The LeicesterShire Sustainable Travel Challenge (STC) lets users earn Stravel Points in relation to the miles they travel by walking, cycling, running, using public transport or car sharing. The Stravel Points can then be redeemed for exclusive offers and discounts from local retailers.
As well as aiming to reduce the carbon footprint across Leicester and Leicestershire while promoting healthier lifestyles, LeicesterShire STC will support local businesses by promoting their offers and services to residents across the region.
For the chance to save money on goods and leisure activities, individuals, private groups or even work teams from across Leicester and Leicestershire can join the challenge to build up Stravel Points. Additional awards will also be up for grabs during special challenge periods throughout the year.
Early April saw the launch of a new initiative, the LeicesterShire Sustainable Travel Challenge (www.LeicesterShireSTC.org.uk). The challenge lets users earn Stravel Points for every mile they travel by walking, cycling, running, using public transport or car sharing. The points can then be redeemed for exclusive offers and discounts from local and national retailers. The challenge is open to anyone over the age of 16 who lives and/or works within Leicestershire.
The challenge is an ongoing one i.e. points are accrued throughout the whole year. There are also 6 special challenge periods, each lasting 2 weeks, which coincide with events in the city and county related to sustainable travel e.g. Walk to Work Week in May, National Liftshare Week in October. During these special challenge periods, which focus on different modes of sustainable travel, participants can win prizes, as well as accrue reward points.
Commuters to the city are now able to benefit from extra savings by using a group ticket in the morning peak.
It costs £3.50 for up to five people travelling together in the same car, making the price as low as 70p per person for a return journey. Group tickets are available all day every day, including Saturdays.
If you’re looking at saving even more on your commute into Leicester, a 26-week ticket has now been reduced from £250 to £230 and the 52-week ticket has been reduced from £470 to £420. www.quicksilverbus.co.uk/fares
Take the stress out of the morning rush to work. Instead of negotiating the city traffic, you can sit back and relax before enjoying a short walk to work leaving you feeling de-stressed and ready for the day ahead.
The Park & Ride runs every 10 to 15 minutes, Mondays to Saturdays, 7am to 7pm.
A day ticket costs £3 per day per person, but you can save more with one of our saver tickets, which are available at £14 for a weekly ticket (equivalent to just £2.80* per day), £26 for a 10-trip ticket (equivalent to just £2.60 per day) and £42 for a 4-weekly ticket (equivalent to £2.10* per day).
The Park & Ride is operated by the city and county councils and is a fast and frequent way to travel from Birstall, Enderby and Meynell’s Gorse to Leicester.
To find out more about Park & Ride, including terms and conditions of saver tickets, visit www.quicksilverbus.co.uk
* Prices are based on a 5-day week, although can be used on Saturdays too, so saving you more.