That’s the key question for the council's sustainable travel team who is working on a new project in the Brierley Hill area.
Funding has been awarded to Dudley Council from the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to promote and improve active travel in and around Brierley Hill area.
In February 2014 we issued travel surveys to 4000 selected Brierley Hill addresses asking residents to tell us how they travel in and around Brierley Hill.
An online version of the active travel survey can be completed here.
All completed forms will be entered into a prize draw.
The areas included in the project
Brockmoor, Pensnett, Hawbush, Withymoor Village, Caledonia, Thorns and Quarry Bank, Netherton and Lodge Farm, Woodside and the Russells Hall Estate.
*to see if you live within the I get around boundary see the active travel map on the project bid pages
With this funding the council aims to work with local residents, schools and businesses to encourage them to use the car less and use alternative means of travel such as walking, cycling and public transport.
New and active travel corridors will be developed to improve walking and cycling opportunities. There will also be community events, training opportunities for local businesses and much more.
More than 70,000 people live within a 15minute walk of Brierley Hill centre and on average there are more than 60,000 vehicles passing through the the area on an average weekday.
Evidence shows that of the 70,000 people living in the area, only 12.6 percent of journeys to work into Brierley Hill were made by cycling or walking.
The council has therefore set up the Brierley Hill Active Travel Partnership. This is made up of key partners including Dudley Primary Health Care Trust, Sustrans and Living Streets who will work with local communities and education establishments, as well as businesses too.
Brierley Hill is in a central location in the borough and includes key areas such as the High Street, the Waterfront Business Park and Merry Hill shopping centre and if you know the area well, you will know it has a high volume of traffic.
If you would like to get involved in the project then please contact Dudley Council's sustainable travel team on 01384 815431.