The Big Commuter Survey

In News by Bembridge PC

The Isle of Wight Council is conducting a commuter survey that could have a positive effect on the lives of residents.

The council want to find out about how employees across the Island travel to work, so that we can further help commuters travel using active and sustainable travel options. To do this, we need your help to understand how you currently travel to your workplace, and what help you and your colleagues might need to try out other ways of travelling.

All surveys completed by Friday 13 March will be entered in to a prize draw to win £100 Love2Shop High Street vouchers which can be spent at a number of local high street shops.

Council partner Systra, who deliver the Isle of Wight Travel Network on behalf of the authority, will be collating the survey which is now live. You can access the survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/iowcommutersurvey

“This is an Island-wide survey and we want as many commuters as possible to participate. Just a few minutes of your time could help to develop plans to reduce commuting, congestion and delays,” said Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, Councillor Ian Ward.

Sophie Murphy, senior consultant with Systra, said: “Just by making a small change to our commuting, for example, parking further away to increase your steps; swapping the car for a bike once a week; joining the Liftshare car sharing scheme; making your commute your weekly run, can all have a really beneficial effect on your health and our environment. Please complete the survey and be in with a chance to win a shopping voucher too.”

Systra deliver the Isle of Wight Travel Network project on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, which is part of a wider programme of sustainable transport interventions being delivered by the Isle of Wight Council and its partners over the next two years, using funding secured competitively from the Department for Transport.

To find out more, visit www.iowtravelnetwork.info  for discounts, events and information.

For further information about sustainable travel projects being delivered in the Island by the council, please visit: http://www.iwight.com/SustainableTravel