Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for an outstanding Borough

Sustainable travel

sustainable travel

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The Council offers a range of schemes to help you travel in a variety of environmentally friendly ways. 


School Cycle Training (Bikeability)

We offer level 1 and 2 Bikeability training to year 5 and 6 pupils respectively.

Visit the Bikeability website for more information.

To enquire about having cycle training in your school please email our Cycle Training Team at [email protected].


The Hub

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.

View contact details for The Hub.


Cycle Routes

We have established and maintain a number of cycle routes around the Borough to make your journey more enjoyable.

Find out more about cycling in the Borough.

Find out more about walking in the Borough.


Workplace Travel Plan

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:

  • Helps to save time and money for your organisation
  • Can improve the health of your employees
  • Eases congestion helping to protect the environment

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.


Car sharing (Liftshare)

Stockton Council supports the Liftshare car sharing scheme for anyone who lives, works or travels within the Tees Valley.

Visit the Liftshare website for further information.

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:

  • Cut your travel costs by sharing the cost of a journey with a passenger
  • Reduce your stress levels by letting someone else drive and park
  • Reduce the pressure on car parks by leaving your car at home
  • Reduce traffic congestion at peak times by leaving your car at home
  • Reduce pollution and improve the local environment
  • Improve access to education and work by offering a lift to those that do not have a car

For more information please call 01642 526735.


Electric cars

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:

  • Home - via a standard 13 amp socket (3kW)
  • Home - via a dedicated 32 amp charging point (7kW)
  • Workplace - via a standard or dedicated socket
  • Public location - via a dedicated 3kW or 7kW charging post
  • Key public location - via a 200 amp (50kW) Quick Charge point

Currently there are public-access charging provided by the Council at:

  • Wynyard Woodland Park
  • Bede College, Marsh House Avenue, Billingham
  • Kingsway House, West Precinct, Billingham
  • Billingham Forum, The Causeway, Billingham
  • Stockton Riverside College, Harvard Avenue, Stockton
  • Parliament Street car park, Stockton Thompson Street long stay car park, Stockton
  • Municipal Buildings, The Square, Stockton (Saturdays only)
  • Preston Park, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe
  • Yarm Rail Halt, Green Lane, Yarm
  • Bishop Street Car Park, Stockton (Quick Charger)

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