Find ways to travel smarter
Download our Inverness travel map for walkers and cyclists
HItravel is the Highlands & Islands’ programme helping local people to improve the environment and make the region’s towns more pleasant places to visit and spend time. The campaign aims to reduce traffic congestion and help people be a bit more active.
Cars have an important role to play in our transport system, and are essential for many people’s journeys. Yet many journeys are local, and no-one wants our towns to be dominated by traffic.
HITRANS, Councils, bus operators and others are working to provide good quality infrastructure and transport services where they can. However, it’s up to everyone that travels to help reduce traffic congestion.
There are good alternatives to the car for many journeys, particularly for shorter journeys round town, and big savings can be made by choosing them.
Travel on foot or by bike: save 100% of your petrol costs
Walking or cycling can be the quickest way to travel for short journeys – and they’re free! It really doesn’t take too long – most people can walk half a mile or cycle two miles in 10 minutes.
Travel by bus: save 30% of your travel costs
Going by bus can be up to 30% cheaper than driving.
To compare choices and plan journeys from door to door, visit www.travelinescotland.com or Google Maps.
Travel smarter by car: save up to 50% of your travel costs
Car sharing with a friend, neighbour or colleague going the same way can halve your travel costs. To help find others interested in car sharing, visit ifyoucareshare.com
On average, drivers can save up to 15% of their fuel costs just by driving more economically. Visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/Travel/Driving for tips to drive more efficiently.
HItravel is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by HITRANS, The Highland Council and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Helpful HItravel Downloads
Hitravel in Stornoway
Hitravel in Nairn
Hitravel in Inverness
Hitravel Drive Smart Eco Travel