The Council offers a range of schemes to help you travel in a variety of environmentally friendly ways.
We offer three levels of cycle training basic handling skills up to advanced road riding situations.
Our cycle training team offer Level 1 and 2 training to primary school children in Y5 and Y6 respectively. Level 3 is currently delivered to adults and older children.
Cycle training for adult residents is available for a charge of £40 for up to four hour long sessions and is delivered on a one-to-one basis.
The Hub is a safe and secure place to park bicycles for free in Stockton town centre. The Stockton Active Travel team will be on hand to offer members of the public advice on walking and cycling routes in the local area - including free maps.
We have established and maintain a number of cycle routes around the Borough to make your journey more enjoyable.
A Workplace Travel Plan is a package of site-specific initiatives, which can help your organisation save time and money, it gives more choice to your employees in order for them to use more sustainable modes of transport when travelling to and from the workplace.
There can be benefits for both your organisation and your employees:
We are committed to implementing our own employee workplace travel plan and will endeavor to work with all organisations within the borough, assisting them on the implementation of their workplace travel plans. Stockton now has it's own workplace Travel Plan Builder website this can be an essential tool for businesses and property developers in Stockton to implement ways of developing sustainable travel for themselves and their employees.
Stockton Council supports the Liftshare car sharing scheme for anyone who lives, works or travels within the Tees Valley.
Find out more about Liftshare
The scheme is completely free and open to individuals and businesses it can be used for a one-off trip or for a regular journey.
You can search for a lift with someone else that has a car or alternatively you can offer a lift to someone who is travelling along the same route as you and share the cost.
It is estimated a typical car sharer will save themselves around £1,000 and 1 tonne of CO2 per year by sharing their daily journey.
Car Sharing can bring many benefits including:
For more information please call 01642 526735.
Electric cars and vans offer significant improvements over conventional engines in terms of fuel efficiency, local air quality, noise, and emissions.
Running costs for electric vehicles are very much lower than for conventional ones, due both to the efficiency of the motors and also to there being fewer and more long-lasting components.
The world's first mass-produced family electric car, the Nissan Leaf, is in production at Nissan's Sunderland plant, with many components produced in Stockton-on-Tees.
Users of electric cars will have a range of charging locations:
Currently there are public-access charging points across Stockton Borough at:
There are further locations programmed. You can see the map of available charging points across the North East on the Charge You Car Website.
To use any of these points, you will need to register with the regional operator (via the website above) and be issued with an electronic access card that enables you to plug in.
If you would like to find out more contact us on 01642 526709