Welcome to South Staffordshire
In a rural district the car is often seen as an essential part of life. We are now travelling further to work, education, shopping, recreation and leisure, frequently travelling alone in the car. People who own cars seldom consider using alternative forms of transport. Therefore there is a need to promote better use of the car through lift sharing and healthier and environmentally friendly alternatives such as walking, cycling, mopeds, motorcycles and public transport.
Car sharing retains many of the advantages of car travel such as door-to-door flexibility and comfort but reduces the harmful effects of too many cars being on the road at peak periods. If you share your journey by car it will be more efficient, less costly and there will be less pollution.
South Staffordshire Council is committed to encouraging all sustainable forms of transport and wholeheartedly supports Staffordshire Share-A-Lift.
Local Public Transport and Parking
|Travel West Midlands||National Express West Midlands bus service information and tickets|
|Choice Travel||Choice Travel bus and coach services in South Staffordshire|
|Arriva Buses||Routes and timetables for Arriva Buses in South Staffordshire|
|Parking in South Staffs||Locations of public car parks|
Walking is a mode of transport that is non-polluting, doesn't use up natural resources yet is highly efficient. Regular walking is important in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, and in the retention of function in late middle age and beyond.
There is a consensus that regular moderate physical activity as part of the daily routine can provide the greatest health benefit - walking to work could support this basic level of activity.
The psychological benefits are also well documented. Research shows that those who are physically active have enhanced moods, higher self-esteem, greater confidence in their ability to perform tasks requiring physical activity and demonstrate better cognitive functioning.
You only need to walk for 30 minutes on most days of the week to get health benefits from walking - increasing information shows you can do it in 10 minutes sessions and still get the full benefit.
|Walking||Walking in South Staffordshire|
|The Ramblers||Promoting walking for health, leisure and transport|
|Change4Life||Tips on how to start cycling, walking or swimming|
|5 A DAY||How to eat more healthily|
|Walking for health||Walking the way to health - information, support and encouragement|
Cycling is efficient, healthy and does not harm the environment. Travel costs are low and traffic jams can often be avoided.
Cycling regularly, even short distances, can lead to greatly improved aerobic fitness, reduce obesity, reduce the risk of heart disease and make you more alert. The National Heart Forum for Coronary Heart Disease tells us that "people who cycle regularly enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person 10 years younger".
|Why Cycle?||Advice for potential and new cyclists in the UK|
|Cycle maps||Downloadable cycle maps for each district in Staffordshire|
|Sustrans||Practical advice on walking, cycling and using public transport|
|tel: 0300 111 8000||Details of road works in Staffordshire|