Over 70% of air pollution in West Sussex is attributable to road traffic, and approximately 20% of peak-hour traffic is associated with the school run. School Travel Plans, Safer Routes to School Schemes, and School Safety Zones are helping to encourage parents and children to use active and sustainable modes for their journeys to school instead of going by car.
School staff can also do their bit to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, and save money, by changing the way they travel too. West Sussex County Council offers a range of tools and incentives to help you make the switch to greener, cheaper, and healthier ways of commuting. These include:
• The West Sussex car share scheme
• Our online journey planner - featuring real time public transport information
• Bike shop discounts for staff
Find out more on our TravelWise pages accessible from the link on the right hand side.
The County Council also offers one-to-one adult cycle training courses, to help boost your confidence and improve your road skills. Find out more or book online by clicking on the link on the right hand side.
Looking for a good route to cycle? The West Sussex Cycle Journey Planner and our series of online maps will help you find your way. Find out more by clicking on the link on the right hand side.
Easit – travel discounts for West Sussex School Staff
Through its membership of the 'easitNETWORK' West Sussex County Council employees can obtain a 15% staff discount on Southern Rail daily, weekly, monthly and annual tickets. A range of other travel discounts and incentives is also available to staff through the scheme, including:
• 10% off bikes and 20% off accessories at Halfords
• 20% off the Gatwick Travel Card
• 50% off Brompton Bike Hire
• 10% off Cyclotricity electric bikes
• 25% off Beat Bikes folding electric bikes
• Huge savings on Nissan Leaf electric cars
If you work for a West Sussex County Council school* then you can purchase an easitCARD for £4.80 from the easit website which can be accessed from the link on the right. The card must be renewed each year and you will need to quote your work email address when completing the application form. Further information about the discount and details of how to apply are contained within the FAQs document on the right hand side.
*NB easit discount is not available to staff working for academies unless their employer has joined the easitNETWORK
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