Take our greener travel quiz – you could win a Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch!
How good is your active travel and sustainable transport knowledge?
This competition is now closed, but you can still take the quiz below to pick up some handy tips and advice.
View our competition terms and conditions here. Please note that this competition was available for entries to householders in South West and Strathclyde & Central Scotland only.
South West Scotland includes homes in the local authority areas of East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, and Dumfries & Galloway.
Strathclyde & Central Scotland includes homes in the local authority areas of Clackmannanshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire.
Where we get our figures and information
eBikes and ecargo bikes:
- are ideal for anyone who might find cycling physically challenging – ebikes are 22% less physically demanding than regular bikes, but still allow the rider to be active
- provide between 25–100 miles of pedalling enhancement on a single charge
- give you an extra boost to cover those long journeys or big hills
- usually cost between 5p and 10p in electricity for a full charge at home
Choosing to commute by walking or cycling once a week could save around 346kg of carbon dioxide a year. Reducing your car use by a quarter could save up to £379 in fuel costs a year.
At least 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise per week helps reduce your risk of developing a number of mental and physical health conditions: Depression by 30 per cent, cardiovascular disease by 35 per cent and Type 2 diabetes by 40 per cent (source: UK Chief Medical Officer’s physical activity guidelines 2019).
Looking for more information on active travel? You can find out more here.