People living in Stratford will be able to get lots of free travel advice and have the chance to win an iPad mini today (19 June).
Warwickshire County Council is hosting a Travel Roadshow at Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street (meeting room 2) with partners including liftshare.com.
The free event, which runs from 11.30am to 2pm, has been organised to give people a taste of all the different transport options that are available in the local area.
The prize draw is free to enter, just fill in a form at the event to register for a free personal travel plan or sign up to liftshare.com – a social enterprise that helps people to travel more sustainably by sharing their journey. Their online network matches people with similar journeys so they can travel better together – saving money and cutting their carbon footprint.
Warwickshire County Council, which has been awarded a Local Sustainable Travel Fund grant from the Department of Transport, is encouraging people to find out more about sustainable travel such as cycling, bus and train services as part of its ‘Choose How You Move’ campaign.
There will be lots of free information to take away, including free Stratford travel guides and discounts for travel by bus and train. You can find out all about recent rail improvements in the area, including the opening of the new Stratford Parkway train station and the extra train services being provided by London Midland.
Nicola Small, Senior Transport Planner at Warwickshire County Council, said: “We hope lots of people come down to the Travel Roadshow at Stratford-on-Avon District Council. There’s going to be something for everyone, from commuters who want to find a better way to travel to work to families that are looking for information on how they can travel cheaply and easily – and the chance to win an iPad mini.”