Moving around our city, communities and neighbourhoods is something that most of us do. We can all tackle congestion, air pollution and combat health issues by making simple changes to daily travel routines. Just a little change makes a big difference.
At RideWise, we love all things bike-related! From bike servicing, maintenance workshops, repairs, bike loans and cycle training, there’s something for everyone. We can even support you in becoming a fully qualified national Cycle Instructor
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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is full of amazing places to walk – whether you’re starting from your doorstep or are visiting some of our local incredible outdoor spaces, there’s a place for you to relax, unwind, exercise and feel all the benefit of increased activity. We can help if you need a bit of help in route planning or increasing your confidence.
Walking is a great way to save money and stay healthy at the same time! If you're still not sold, here are some more of the incredible benefits of choosing to walk:
Walking strengthens your muscles and joints
Your circulation can improve, helping to fend off heart disease and lower blood pressure
You could lose weight and get stronger legs
Walking helps to prevent arthritis
Your mood, sleep and stamina could all be improved and depression can be alleviated, too!
The planet will thank you for reducing pollution
... and last but not least, it's FREE to do!
Nottingham has one of the most extensive public transport networks in the UK, with hundreds of miles of public transport routes, low emission fleets and integrated ticketing which means that you can make the very most of the bus and tram network.
Our local bus operators have won a mountain of awards and collectively they make millions of journeys a year.
Going greener for your car is a good way to reduce your environmental impact. Go Ultra Low Nottingham has invested £2m of funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles Go Ultra Low City Fund to provide a public network of 230 EV charge points in the local authority areas of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire
There’s an increasing network of charging points across Nottingham and Nottingham with new chargers being added frequently. There are also grant opportunities for you to save on the cost of home electric chargers and discounted tariff rates.
Car sharing is a great way to reduce stress, save money and do your bit for the environment. There are over 700,000 people signed up to LiftShare’s national car sharing scheme, saving on average £1,000 per year! It’s free to sign up and you can get sharing straight away!
Project Green Space
Green social prescribing is a way of connecting people to nature-based activities and green groups, projects and schemes in their local community for support with health and wellbeing. Often this will be through a referral from a Link Worker based at a GP practice or another primary care professional. Our scheme in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, called GreenSpace, all about improving people’s mental and physical health connecting many more people with nature-based activities, helping everyone to feel better.
Locally Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service is leading the programme.
You can find out more about Greenspace including how to access the services they provide here: Green Social Prescribing - NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB
If you are a green provider, social prescriber, community connector, primary care professional or voluntary organisation and would like to be part of helping deliver the Green Social Prescribing Programme, click through to our Want to Help Deliver GreenSpace page.
If you are looking for ideas to improve your own health and wellbeing, click through to our Want to Try Nature-Based Activities page.
Sign up to receive the monthly GreenSpace e-bulletin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org