Active Travel Champions

Active travel is not only a great way to reduce carbon emissions, it benefits our physical and mental wellbeing too! The Active Travel Champions initiative is all about celebrating the active travellers in our communities and linking people up to projects all about walking, wheeling and cycling.

Do you support a smarter travel project? Or are you considering getting involved in any? If so, in our eyes, you are already an Active Travel Champion!

Active Travel Champions are bound by the desire and drive to help support or deliver active travel initiatives in the local area. The message is clear – for the sake of people and planet lets work on delivering and spreading the word around the most efficient and environmentally friendly ways to get around.

Current Active Travel Champion Projects

Walk with Transition –  new buddy walking programme, open to all  – Walks with Transition

Wee Walk once a Week (WWOAW) – university staff only – WWOAW 

Bike Pool – everything related to either fixing, hiring out or learning to maintain a bike – Bike Pool

Local Air quality monitoring & reporting – compiling data and local trends

Belles on Bikes St Andrews –  peer to peer support group for female cyclists

Crail to St Andrews shared path – a funded infrastructure project connecting local routes  Crail to St Andrews Shared Path

Get involved

To find out more, ask questions, show your support or sign up please email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

If you have any great ideas for local active and sustainable travel projects don’t be shy, get in touch ! We would love to hear from you.

FAQ

No, not at all. The most important pre-requisite is that you have the drive, desire and interest to become part of your chosen project.
In many cases we will support you to learn more about your project. This is done through a mix of informal practical training and at times some more formalised skills learning.
You will learn new skills, you will likely meet other likeminded souls and you will no doubt gain greater fulfilment by delivering a positive contribution towards the planet and it's people!
No. If you have an idea of your own for a sustainable travel project do get in touch. We would be happy to explore the possibilities with you.
That’s OK. Many of our active travel champions dip in and out of various projects, enjoying the experiences that come with this. There are no contracts or time constraints. You are free to be a part of what you wish.
You are under no obligation to help or commit any of your time. Instead why not choose to be a recipient of one of our existing projects. For example choose something that you would enjoy doing like signing up for a walk with Transition. That way you are still consciously choosing a smarter travel option. Everyone’s a winner!
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