Workplace challenge promotes active and sustainable travel

11.19 | 24 February 2020 |

Workplaces across Scotland are being encouraged to sign-up for a month-long challenge which aims to promote sustainable and active transport.

The Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge, organised by Sustrans, gets underway on Sunday (1 March) – with 2,352 people already registered to take part.

The challenge encourages people to change the way they travel, rewarding organisations whose employees walk, cycle, use public transport or car-share for their commute.

The winner will be the workplace that achieves the highest level of participation – while individuals who log the most journeys will also be recognised.

In 2019, participants clocked up 85,256 journeys, saving 75,206Kg of CO2 and burning 10,486,800 calories.

Among the participating workplaces were NHS Ayrshire and Arran – with Sharon, a personal secretary, describing the experience as ‘enjoyable’.

She said: “[The challenge] does change your behaviours and makes you think twice in the future about not using your car and walking more.

“There’s a huge impact on my happiness and my health and wellbeing.”



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