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					December 2009 – January 2010



Free ride on boxing day!
The park and ride service runs
every Saturday and on bank
holidays (including Monday
December 28). It's the easy,
quick way for visitors and out-of-
town shoppers to make the most
of Portsmouth.


On Boxing Day, Saturday 26
December, it's absolutely free
instead of the normal charge of
£2.50 per car. So you can hit the
sales with a saving already in
your pocket.
You can use the Park and
Ride to get to Portsmouth city       The service can zip along bus       It reaches Stop 2 at The Hard
centre, Gunwharf Quays, the          lanes for much of the route, so     about five minutes later, (for
Spinnaker Tower and the              it’s quick. From the site buses     Gunwharf Quays, the Spinnaker
Historic Dockyard. Buses go          take about seven minutes to get     Tower and the Historic
about every 10 minutes from the      to Stop 1 in Edinburgh Road - for   Dockyard). You can hop
Park and Ride site at Lakeside,      the city centre shopping area,      between the two stops as much
North Harbour.                       Commercial Road and Cascades        as you like.
                                     indoor shopping centre. Please
They travel between the site and     note that journey times may vary.   Please remember to take
Gunwharf Quays, stopping at the                                          valuables with you when you
city centre on the way. The last                                         park your car. Go to
bus leaves Gunwharf at 6pm.                                              www.portsmouth.gov.uk for
                                                                         more information.



Go green can be found on www.portsmouth.gov.uk
Editor: Amanda Morris, Travel Plan Officer, Portsmouth City Council. Tel: 023 9284 1332
NB: Some offers mentioned here will be restricted to staff from specific companies
Local Transport                      On the rails       Best value fares
Plan 3 (LTP3)                        Stations made easy website
LTP 3 is currently being             A new facility has been added to        This website is a guide to the
developed and it is proposed that    the national rail website which         latest rail offers and includes:
we will work jointly with            will be particulary helpful for
Southampton City Council and                                                     •   Latest offers
                                     travellers with disabilities or
Hampshire County Council to          mobility problems, those carrying           •   Cheapest fare finder
produce a document that covers       heavy luggage and parents with
the wider South Hampshire Sub        children and pushchairs.                    •   General ticket info.
Region. For further information
contact Pam Turton on 023 9283       The facility provides a map of the      Go to the website to find a good
4314                                 station showing all facilities          deal
                                     including location of bridges, lifts,   www.bestvaluefares.co.uk
Cycle to work                        ticket machines, telephones, and
                                     toilets.
guarantee
                                     The link below will take you to
This is a new government
initiative challenging businesses
                                     the map for Fratton station and         Ryde pier
                                     will give you an idea of what is        Live train travel information is
to become cycle friendly
                                     information is on offer for             now available at Ryde Pier for
employers by making it easier for
                                     stations across the UK                  connecting rail services from The
staff to cycle to work.
                                     http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stati     Hard.
Five key aspects are proposed:       ons/sjp/FTN/stationOverview.xht
                                     ml
   •   Bike storage
                                     Hover your mouse over the map
   •   Changing facilities           and it will show you a photo of
   •   Cycle to Work scheme          the facility and a brief
   •   Bike repair                   description.
   •   Cycle training

Find out more at                                        Bike2Work t-shirts
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustain    Southampton tunnel
able/cycling/cycletowork/
                                     improvements       Early Bird Offer
                                                                             Businesses planning to take part
Mince pie calculator                 This improvement work is taking
                                                                             in next year’s Bike2Work day
                                     place until 10 January.
It’s simple. Calories burned =                                               event on Tuesday 15 June can
mince pies earned!                   The tunnel will be completely           order early for a special price!
                                     closed at times, with some
A fun, seasonal tool from                                                    Order tshirts before 31 January
                                     services affected.
Walking Works to show how                                                    and they will be just £2.30 per
many calories you burn off by        Further details can be found are        tshirt.
walking and how many pies this       at
means you can eat.                   http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk        Orders from 1 February will be
                                                                             £2.50 a tshirt.
                                     /southamptontunnel.aspx.
For those of you who would like
to encourage your colleagues to                                              Local businesses give FREE
                                     Once completed it will allow
walk more (and be able to eat        freight containers to be                tshirts to their staff to wear when
more mince pies) there is a                                                  they cycle to work on Bike2Work
                                     transported by rail from the Port
guide to running your very own                                               day.
                                     of Southampton across the
mince pie challenge on the           country in a quicker, cheaper,          There are numerous benefits to
website.                             greener and more practical way.         encouraging employees to cycle
www.walkingworks.org.uk/calculator                                           to work.
                                                                             Contact Amanda Morris for
                                                                             further details (see below).
Go green can be found on www.portsmouth.gov.uk
Editor: Amanda Morris, Travel Plan Officer, Portsmouth City Council. Tel: 023 9284 1332
NB: Some offers mentioned here will be restricted to staff from specific companies
On the buses                          Seafront cycle                       10:10 campaign
Megarider Christmas Specials          route: phase 1                       Portsmouth City Council has
                                                                           agreed to sign up to the 10:10
Buy a 7 day Megarider or              The section between Henderson        campaign.
Megarider gold on a Stagecoach        Road and South Parade Pier has
bus between 19th & 24th               been agreed at a recent Cabinet      10:10 aims to reduce carbon
December and get 12 days for          meeting.                             emissions by 10% in 2010.
the price of 7.
                                      It consists of a separate on-road    Individuals can sign up as well
Buy your Megarider online from        cycle route adjacent to the          as organisations. You can find
now until the end of the year and     promenade with a raised kerb         out what is involved at
get 5 weeks for price of 4.           separating it from the road.
                                                                           www.1010uk.org
                                      Echelon parking will be replaced
Merry travelling!                     with parallel parking spaces.        Imagine if everyone worked
http://www.stagecoachbus.com/s                                             together to make a difference.
                                      Work will commence on this
outh/localoffers_7844.html            phase in January.
                                                                           Finally …
                                                                           New Year’s
FREE cycle security                                                        Resolutions
marking                                                                    A New Year brings the
Dates have now been set for                                                opportunity for a new start.
FREE cycle security marking in        Hantscarshare –                      With the need for carbon
the New Year.
                                      new facility                         reductions what small change or
The Police will be located in                                              changes could you make?
                                      From 4 January ‘liftshare’ the
Commercial Road, between
                                      company that operates the            Some green travel ideas to get
Debenhams and Burton stores,
                                      Hantscarshare database will be       you started:
from 10 am to 4 pm on:
                                      adding a new facility to the
       January 19                     private schemes.                        •   leave the car at home for
                                                                                  just one day a week
       February 17                    A new member photo facility will
                                      be added. From the beginning of         •   find someone to car
       March 17                       the year you can add a photo of             share with instead or
                                      yourself when searching for
Road safety and                       someone to carshare with.
                                                                              •   replace shorter journeys
                                                                                  by car with a walk or
sustainable travel                    Portsmouth City Council has it’s            cycle ride
team update                           own private group on the
                                      Hantscarshare website. There
                                                                              •   try smarter/greener
Cycle training                                                                    driving when you do need
                                      are numerous other local
                                                                                  to drive
                                      organisations also signed up to
To date 89 school children have
                                      the database. Members of the
been trained to Bikeability level 2
                                      public are also able to search for
standard.                                                                  Everyone doing one small thing
                                      someone to share with for FREE
Travel plans                          at                                   just once a week will add up to
                                                                           big changes.
In 2010 we will be starting to        www.hantscarshare.com
monitor all travel plans secured                                           Hints and tips at
through the planning process.                                              www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/travel
There will be regular checks on
progress most particulary on how
successful they have been on
meeting their targets.

Go green can be found on www.portsmouth.gov.uk
Editor: Amanda Morris, Travel Plan Officer, Portsmouth City Council. Tel: 023 9284 1332
NB: Some offers mentioned here will be restricted to staff from specific companies

				
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