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Healthy travel

Healthy travel

Promoting healthy, sustainable travel for our people

The last 2 years has changed the way we work dramatically. During lockdown, many of us have been walking, cycling or running more, and perhaps taken up these activities for the first time.

As restrictions ease, and staff start returning to the workplace, there are opportunities for us all to adopt healthier, more sustainable forms of travel during our commute and working day.

As part of Public Health Wales’ public engagement survey ‘How are we doing in Wales?’ 64 per cent of people considered less travel resulting in less pollution to be one of the positive long-term impacts of Coronavirus.

In addition to cleaner air, there are lots of benefits to active travel:

  • Supporting our mental and physical health and well-being
  • Adding exercise easily to our day
  • Saving money and reducing reliance on fuel, acting on climate change – almost 40% of PHW’s (direct) carbon emissions are due to staff travel!
  • Being out in the sunshine helps boost vitamin D which supports our immune system

Public Health Wales has signed the Cardiff Healthy Travel charter which commits us to enabling and supporting staff (and visitors) to travel in healthy, sustainable ways. 

And as part of the Work How It Works Best (WHIWB) pilot we hope that you will make healthy and sustainable choices about how you travel into work and also how you travel around for meetings. 



Plan your journey

  • Cycle Streets UK lets you choose between the quietest, fastest or most balanced route
  • Sustrans’ National Cycle Network allows you to filter routes by region, distance and whether they are traffic free.
  • Transport for Wales’ ‘Bikes on Board’ information page on taking your bike on the train

We are hoping to arrange bike maintenance sessions for staff, but for information on training and bike repairs:


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