Active Travel

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Getting around your local area without using your car is a great way to build movement into your day.

Alisha JacobsActive Travel Officer

Our ambition at Active Blaby is to improve the way people travel  in Blaby District. We are passionate about saving you time and money,  whilst also helping to improve the environment and your health, by offering you alternative ways to travel. We work with Schools, Businesses and Communities within the district to promote the benefits of more green ways of traveling such as walking and cycling.

Just by making a few small changes to the way you travel can make a huge impact on the environment by lowering pollution levels and reducing congestion. Rather than sitting in traffic on your commute to work, why not hop on the bus to help save the pennies or jump on a bike which in turn can also help you to maintain a healthy weight and keep active. Or, why not consider working from home occasionally where you can relax and increase productivity.

Blaby District Council are working with DEFRA on a project specifically to improve air quality in Glenfield and Enderby called Countdown to Clean Air. This project will include working with schools, businesses and community groups in those areas to try and change behaviours to more sustainable methods of travel.

local walking routes in Blaby District

Walking Routes

There are many attractive walking routes in and around Blaby District, both in our urban areas and out in the countryside or along the canal. We have a wide range...

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The Choose How You Move rewards challenge is powered by BetterPoints and allows you to earn points for walking, running and cycling. Track your journeys using the free BetterPoints app to earn points and redeem them for high street vouchers, or donate them to your favourite charity.

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Local Cycling – Choose How You Move

Fun, fast, and free – that’s why we like cycling in Leicester & Leicestershire. Find out how easy it is to make everyday cycling journeys to work, school or the shops. Swap four wheels for two and enjoy the benefits!

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Leicester South Cycling Map

Cycling map of the south of Leicester City into Blaby District. The map highlights different types of highway available on these routes to help you plan your route.

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Cycling Routes in Leicestershire

Interactive Cycling Route map by Choose How You Move to help identify routes across the county, showing different kinds of highway that the routes are on. Have a look for routes in your local area or from one place to another, such as cycling to work or school.

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