Tag Archive for 'commuting'

Marine dredging firm Van Oord has its own bicycles for Guernsey work

June 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord

It is hard to miss the bright orange bicycles in front of the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port. On first seeing them while traveling along the waterfront one might think that they belong to a new Guernsey cycle hire company. The bicycles have caught the attention of Guernsey’s cycling community because of their […]

Walk because you never know who you’re going to meet on the way

May 2nd, 2015 by Living Streets

Many Bailiwick of Guernsey residents will be walking to raise funds for several very worthwhile charities in World Aid Walk on 4 May 2015. This is a wonderful beginning to National Walking Month in May, which is promoted by Living Streets and encourages us to walk to work and walk to school to improve our health. […]

Guernsey deputies enjoy the many benefits of owning an electric bike

October 30th, 2014 by Richard Lord

With the adoption by the States of Guernsey of a new transport strategy, several deputies have changed their travel habits in Guernsey by investing in electric bicycles. Five States of Guernsey deputies: Yvonne Burford, Roger Domaille, Michelle Le Clerc, Roger Perrot and Lester Queripel have purchased electric bicycles recently for travelling around the island and […]

British commuters spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic

November 6th, 2013 by TomTom

TomTom has released the 6th edition of its Traffic Index, which reveals that on average, British commuters are spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic. Traffic jams in 11 out of 17 of Britain’s biggest cities have got worse in the past year. Cities where congestion levels have gone up since this time […]

I prefer commuting to work by bike says ITV reporter

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Helena Carter came to Guernsey over one year ago to work for ITV News in the Channel Islands having worked in London previously. In London her walk to work took 45 minutes compared to a tube journey of about 40 minutes. “I always preferred to walk,” she said. “I always prefer to be more active […]

People in India who walk or cycle to work less likely to have high blood pressure, be overweight or diabetic

June 14th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, a study published by PLOS Medicine has found. The research suggests that encouraging more people to use physically active modes of transport could reduce rates of important risk factors for many chronic […]

Living Streets Walk to Work Week from 13 to 17 May 2013

March 20th, 2013 by Living Streets

British charity Living Streets is urging employees to get a ticket to stride for their daily commute this May. Walk to Work Week from 13 to 17 May 2013 is an opportunity for employees across Britain to make walking part of their commute. Along with Walk to School Week from 20 to 24 May 2013, […]

Gary Burgess gives ringing endorsement to the pleasure of bicycling in Guernsey

April 6th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Gary Burgess, GBG magazine editor, host of the BBC Guernsey’s flagship Sunday phone-in, and occasional IslandFM broadcaster, waxes lyrical about his new found pleasure of bicycling in Guernsey. Gary said he is “very good at thinking good things, but not too hot at actually getting off my backside and doing them.” A friend of his […]

The Guernsey Bicycle Group applauds the Environment Department for providing more facilities in Town for bicyclists

March 5th, 2011 by Francis Binney

Guernsey’s Environment Department has applied for planning permission to install more bicycle hoops and new bicycle shelters in two of the main seafront car parks in St. Peter Port. The Department wishes to encourage people to commute to Town by bicycle, which will help reduce road traffic congestion during the daily commute into and out […]

International Liftshare Week is 4 to 8 October 2010

October 6th, 2010 by Events

The liftshare.com website encourages you to find a car-sharing partner. You will save hundreds of £s per year You will reduce your stress You will help reduce congestion on the roads You will help make more car spaces available when you reach your destination You will make your journeys more fun and you will cut […]