TRAVEL TO WORK
TRAVEL TO SCHOOL
If you do need to drive, there are a few decisions you can make to help reduce the negative impacts of car travel, and can save you money, too.
Driving contributes to high traffic volumes and has a negative impact on air quality and the environment, and affects the overall appeal of the area. Before you set out, why not check if you could make your journey by public transport using the West Yorkshire Metro journey planner?
Are there more environmentally-friendly ways to use a car?
Car sharing schemes
If you usually drive you can decrease your impact on the environment and traffic by offering a lift to people who make a journey which is on the same route as yours, or by accepting a lift from someone. Rather than two or more cars making the same journey, drivers can travel together in a single car. You will also save money on parking, fuel and vehicle wear and tear. So whether you’d like to be the driver or the passenger, visit the West Yorkshire Car Share website where you can sign up and find someone to share with. You could also find out if your employer runs a car share scheme.
You might not be able to car share every day, and that’s ok – you might have child care commitments, or you might be going somewhere after work, like the gym or out for dinner. Car share arrangements can be flexible - you don’t have to car share every day to still make a positive impact by reducing traffic on the roads and reducing air pollution.
Enterprise Car Club
Only need a car occasionally? Car clubs provide members with convenient access to cleaner vehicles without the hassles and expense of ownership (such as tax, MOT, fuel, servicing, repairs, depreciation and parking). According to Car Plus members who drive less than 8,000 miles per year could save up to £3,500 a year.
Car clubs are made up of members who want to use a car or van only occasionally. Car clubs usually provide modern cars which can be cleaner and more efficient than most others on the road, and you can say goodbye to the hassle of insurance, taxing and servicing. You pay an hourly rate for the time you reserve plus a mileage charge. Refuelling is free as there is a fuel card in the vehicle.
At the moment, Enterprise operates the car club for the Huddersfield area. The nearest vehicle to Lindley Moor Meadows is parked on New North Parade (HD1 5JU) and there are two other locations in Huddersfield city centre. This means you can travel to work by sustainable modes and use a car club vehicle if you need to attend meetings that are not accessible by public transport, or if you have a lot to carry. New vehicles are added quite often, so check the Enterprise Car Club website to see if there are vehicles closer to Lindley Moor Meadows.
There are a number of ways you can sign up. Through the Enterprise Car Club website, by calling 0345 266 9290 or by downloading the Enterprise Car Club app.
This website has been produced by the Lindley Moor Meadows Travel Plan Coordinator on behalf of Persimmon Homes