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Travel Smart
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Travel Smart

Encouraging active, and sustainable travel for everyday journeys.

Did you know that around one third of all car journeys undertaken are less than a mile? The same journey could be cycled in 5 minutes or walked in 20. If we all swapped 1 car journey a week we could reduce car traffic levels by 10% .

For ways to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and maybe even burn some calories, take a look at our Travel Smart booklet (PDF, 1.32mb).

Travel Smart to School

Meet Mel, Rav and Start (PDF, 6mb). They are Travel Smart and help to promote active, smarter and sustainable ways to travel in North Ayrshire schools.

Promotional materials

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In 2015/16 £158,333 of funding was secured from Transport Scotland’s Smarter Choices Smarter Places initiative to deliver the project. This phase concentrated on 3 geographic areas: Irvine, the Garnock Valley, and Fairlie, delivering behaviour change activities to support path infrastructure improvements in the areas, including:

  • bike events, maintenance training and kits
  • developing active travel hubs
  • active travel plays for schools
  • walking challenges and scootering resources
  • appointing an I-Bike Officer for the Garnock Campus cluster schools
  • community active travel events
  • training for volunteers.


Part funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places and North Ayrshire Council's Regeneration Services, Travel Smart is a partnership initiative with Irvine Bay Regeneration Company, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Sustrans Scotland and local cycling clubs.

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