Why 'Move for Change'?

31 December 2020

Active, sustainable and inclusive travel for everyone in the city

The way we travel around Brighton & Hove is changing.

Brighton & Hove has always been a forward-thinking city when it comes to travel and transport, but in the last year, we have seen more people choosing to walk and cycle for exercise, leisure and commuting. More of us are choosing to work from home and that’s something we expect to continue, even when the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

We also have one of the best public transport networks in the country with the highest bus use per head outside of London (172 journeys per person, per year in 2018-2019), while our city-wide BTN BikeShare scheme celebrated its one millionth journey in 2020, less than three years after it was launched.

There’s no doubt we are seeing a shift away from a reliance on private motor vehicles to more active and sustainable forms of travel.

And active travel is better for us and the city. It’s proven to have many physical and mental health benefits. We’ve all grown to appreciate getting outside and going for a walk along the beach in the last year. But there are also massive environmental benefits to active and sustainable travel. We’re facing a climate emergency and we have to do more to reduce air pollution and our carbon footprint.

Do you really need to use the car for that trip to the local shop? Could you get off the bus a stop or two earlier and walk the rest of the way? Isn’t it time to get the bike out of the garage and use it for the commute to work? Let’s Move for Change and make ourselves and everyone else around us feel better

So sign up to 'Move for Change' and earn rewards for ditching the car and making more active and sustainable travel choices in Brighton & Hove.

Find out more about One Journey Better here on the Brighton & Hove City council website.