Staffordshire Share-a-Lift

Staffordshire Share-a-Lift
Staffordshire Share-a-Lift

Welcome to Staffordshire Moorlands

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Transport has become an essential part of modern life and we are now travelling further to work, education, shopping, recreation and for leisure. The car is seen as the most convenient form of personal transport, with 83% of households in the Staffordshire Moorlands owning at least one car and 66% of people travelling to work by car on their own. People who own cars seldom consider using alternative forms of transport. There is a need to promote better use of the car through car 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 several people share their journey by car it will be less polluting, more efficient and cheaper.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is committed to encouraging more sustainable forms of transport and wholeheartedly supports Staffordshire Share-A-Lift.

Local Public Transport and Parking

Walking

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.

Cycling

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".

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