Save money, time and hassle while you travel.
The programme aims to enhance the region’s urban environments, by reducing traffic congestion and therefore pollution, and helping people be a bit more active.
Perth & Kinross Council, Stagecoach, Tactran and others are working to provide good quality infrastructure and transport services where they can. However, it’s up to everyone that travels to do their bit.
Cars have an important role to play in our transport system, and are essential for many people’s journeys. But many people have other options available.
There are good alternatives to the car, particularly for local journeys, and big savings can be made by choosing them.
1) Walking & Cycling
Walking or cycling can be quick ways 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.
The Perth City walking and cycling map shows all walking and cycling routes around Perth, or check out one of the Perth Travel Guides in the Downloads section for routes in your local area.
Perth Train Station is one of more than 70 Bike & Go locations across the UK. Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme which is available from 73 participating locations across the UK. Whether you’re visiting friends, commuting to work or you fancy a day out; Bike & Go is the ideal solution to get you to your destination quickly and with ease.
2) Hop on a bus
Many parts of Perth and Kinross are well connected by bus, with services operating in and between the main towns and into Perth. Perth itself has an excellent bus network with frequent journeys operating into the city centre.
3) Be a Smarter Driver
If you do need a car and the alternatives don’t work for you, try to:
Share your journey with a neighbour, friend or colleague and halve your driving costs. To connect with other people looking to share, visit Perth and Kinross Liftshare.
Drive more economically. Most drivers waste money on their petrol or diesel but by making simple changes to your driving techniques you could reduce your fuel costs by 15%. For tips on how, visit the Energy Saving Trust website.
There are three Park & Ride sites operating in Perthshire, which provide convenient parking adjacent to the departure points for both buses to Perth City Centre and express coaches serving other Scottish cities.
The Perth (Broxden) and Scone Park & Ride sites provide an easy alternative means of accessing Perth City Centre. Simply drive, park and let the bus take you into the heart of the City Centre. From Broxden express coaches also serve Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. The Kinross Park & Ride facility provides improved public transport links for journeys to Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.
On the Go is helping residents and visitors of Perth and Kinross to save money, time and hassle while they travel. There are good alternatives to using the car, particularly for local journeys. The travel guides below will help provide you with more information about your travel choices. Take a read!
Get Rewarded for taking the bus with Mi Rewards
Bus operator Stagecoach is backing independent businesses in Perth by signing up to the local Mi Rewards loyalty scheme, giving passengers the chance to benefit from shopping local and travelling by bus.
Mi Rewards, the UK’s first card-linked loyalty programme launched in Perth in September 2018 by Miconex – a company founded and based in Perth. It takes an innovative approach to rewards schemes by eliminating the need for a special loyalty card. Registered users link their existing debit or credit cards to the service and receive one ‘Mi Point’ each time they spend £1.
In addition to this, Mi Rewards customers also receive perks, event tickets and random acts of kindness just for being part of the scheme.
Timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland. Also, open 24 hours by phone on 0871 200 22 33.
CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.
GET IN TOUCH
For more information on Get On The Go or to discuss your travel choices, send us an email using the contact form below or give us a call on 01738 475300!