Walking, cycling and using public transport can cut your travel costs.
Even if you need to use your vehicle frequently, you can still save money by leaving the car at home occasionally, carpooling with another colleague or driving more fuel efficiently.
Depending on where you live and work, options to cut your travel costs include:
combining different transport options on the same trip, such as driving to the nearest station or stop and completing your journey on public transport
The benefits of smarter transport choices can include:
reduced travel costs
a faster commute
staying fit and healthy
fewer harmful emissions (such as greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change)
better environmental quality in towns and cities (such as reduced traffic noise and air pollution).
The way you drive affects the amount of fuel your vehicle uses. If you drive more efficiently you'll save on fuel costs and also reduce harmful emissions.
Driving at sensible speeds not only reduces your fuel consumption, but it also keeps you safer on the road – speed is one of the key factors in vehicle crashes.
You may be able to reduce your travel to and from work through flexible working arrangements, including:
Such arrangements give you options around how and when you work, contribute to reducing your need to travel, and provide you with the flexibility to avoid travelling at peak hour.