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City of York Council supports residents to live actively everyday

As the weather improves there are a range of small changes we can make to get more active and travel sustainably.

City of York Council’s iTravel team are encouraging resident to make a small change this springtime to incorporate more active and sustainable travel into their everyday, as the days get brighter and warmer.

The council’s iTravel and Road Safety teams offer a wide range of resources and support for residents and employers seeking to increase active travel in their family or their workplace. From creating travel plans, to urban cycle skills and cycle maps the wide offering supports residents with a range of abilities and experience, to incorporate more active and sustainable travel into their everyday. Residents can contact iTravel or visit the iTravel website for more information.

The council’s Health Trainers team also offer support and advice for residents who wish to find more ways to be more active. Appointments can be booked online for residents of York who want to make a health or lifestyle change.

In addition, support for those rebuilding mobility and fitness following restrictions and lockdowns in recent years, is still available on the Live Well York Website as part of the #WhatsMyNextStep campaign. Health and activity experts from York and North Yorkshire put together a range of video and advice to help improve muscle tone, build core strength, and improve balance.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport said;

Travelling actively is a great way to incorporate exercise into our daily routines, whether its walking to the shop every now and then or cycling to work regularly.

“As well as having benefit on our health and energy, it’s also good for our local environment, making roads quieter, air cleaner and evidence also suggests it’s great for our local economy too.

“For residents wanting to live a more active lifestyle who don’t know where to start, or how to step it up a gear, the council is here to support with advice, resources and training.”

A new active travel campaign from the council, has now launched with a video today, hoping to inspire residents to travel actively. The campaign will promote a variety of behaviour change inspired messages, addressing both the barriers people experience and the motivations relating to active travel. The video features a local busker and local residents using a range of transport modes around the city.

With announcements earlier this year that the Department for Transport will locate its new Active Travel Unit in York and the council’s commitment to invest £3.3million improving active travel connections across the city through its Active Travel Programme; the campaign hopes to raise the profile of active travel opportunities in York.

Published on Monday, 21 March 2022 (https://www.york.gov.uk/news/article/956/council-supports-residents-to-live-actively-everyday)