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The Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge

About the Challenge

The Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge is all about taking part and encouraging more people to change the way they travel.

What is the Challenge?

From 1 March – 31 March, we want to get as many people as possible travelling to and for work by walking, cycling, public transport and lift-sharing.

Anyone who works for an organisation in Scotland can take part, and we'll be giving out loads of prizes along the way.

Compete on your own or as part of a team, all you have to do is register and start logging your journeys to get on the leaderboard.

Which journeys count?

Any journeys to work or for work that are carried out on foot, by bike, by public transport or car-sharing all count. You can log a 'work at home' day if it means you don't have to travel to the office on your own by car.

You can also log virtual meetings such as skype or phone calls, which you would have otherwise had to travel for. You'll need to tell us how far you would have travelled and which travel mode you would have used.

The more journeys you do by sustainable modes, the higher up the leaderboard you'll get.

Why take part?

Cycling and walking are a great way of incorporating physical exercise into your day, and using public transport, lift-sharing, home-working and video-conferencing are great ways to help reduce congestion and all can save you money. This helps you look good, feel good, and do your bit for the environment too!

The online tools provide detailed feedback and allow you to interact with friends, colleagues and participants from other workplaces in Scotland.

There are also a wide range of prizes on offer for individuals and groups.

How do I win?

Workplaces

The winning workplace in each size category will be the workplace that achieves the highest level of participation.

This means that you need to get your colleagues involved and encourage them to have at least one go at travelling by a different, more sustainable mode of transport rather than just reaching for the car keys and driving.

They just have to try one journey and log it to be included as a participant and to get your team's participation percentage up. We hope that they will enjoy it and try it again.

Individual

To get to the top of the individual leaderboard you have to log more journeys than anyone else. We'll be doing a prize draw of the top 10 individuals from the individual leaderboards at the end of the Challenge, but we'll also be giving out lots of prizes along the way. To be eligible for these prizes you need to log at least one journey each week.

The Challenge is brought to you by Sustrans and Transport Scotland.

Transport Scotland

Click here The national transport agency for Scotland, delivering the Scottish Government's vision for transport. To find out all about the Transport Scotland and the services offered, please visit: Transport Scotland

Sustrans Scotland

Click here Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. To find out more about Sustrans, please visit: sustrans.org.uk