the Better Journeys Project
A community project leading the way to more sustainable travel
We all deserve better journeys
Guernsey's Better Journeys Project has been set up as a community initiative to help people make a change for the better.
We know that by making small changes in our travelling habits we can make a big difference to our environment, our carbon footprint and our health and wellbeing.
We know that Government has got to be responsible for the 'big picture' changes, but whilst lobbying for those changes our principal aim is to help individuals and organisations drive the change from the bottom up. We want to help them realise that our Guernsey journeys need not be 'default car', that other options like walking, cycling, taking the bus or sharing a lift, can be better. After all, buying and running a car is a major expense for the less well-off, so less costly alternatives will really help.
We also know, that to allow the Guernsey economy to grow within our limited island footprint, we need less reliance on single occupancy car journeys.
Better Journeys Project
Better Journey Day
We will be setting up and promoting days when, as a community, we can choose another, lower impact way to get around.
The first Friday of the month starting on the 6th May 2022.
Health & Wellbeing Toolkit
We will be providing materials that will help the "Health & Wellbeing" or "Sports & Social" Committees in Guernsey organisations encourage their colleagues to travel more sustainably.
Sustainable Travel Action Plans
We will be campaigning to encourage all Guernsey employers to implement a Sustainable Travel Action Plan. This is a process where an organisation
gathers data on how it moves its people goods and services; how staff commute to their sites;
assesses how to make that more sustainable
develops and implements a plan
then monitors, reports and celebrates success
Organisations that have Sustainable Active Travel Plans in place will have better insights into their workforce, happier healthier staff and a smaller carbon foootprint.