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Basildon’s Air Quality Project

  • Date: 16/11/20

Essex County Council and Basildon Borough Council have been investigating a series of potential options to see what can lower the roadside air quality of East Mayne, Basildon.  Air Quality is a very important factor when it comes to public health. Bad air quality can cause issues starting at coughing and itchy eyes, to serious […]

Essex County Council and Basildon Borough Council have been investigating a series of potential options to see what can...

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Essex Wins at National Sustainable Travel Awards

  • Date: 12/11/20

The winners of the 2020 National Sustainable Travel Awards were announced at the Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards, which for the first time, took place online on Thursday 5th November. Essex County Council won in the ‘Best Sustainable Travel Initiative: Community’ category with their community scheme that was loved by many. To watch the full […]

The winners of the 2020 National Sustainable Travel Awards were announced at the Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards, which...

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ForwardMotion joins the Energy Savings Trust’s Bike Repair Voucher Scheme

  • Date: 31/07/20

ForwardMotion Cycle Hubs have been carrying out repairs and maintenance work on bikes for just over a year now, helping many residents across South Essex to get back on the saddle. Now, as part of a new national obesity strategy, the government have teamed up with the Energy Saving Trust to offer £50 ‘Fix Your […]

ForwardMotion Cycle Hubs have been carrying out repairs and maintenance work on bikes for just over a year now,...

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We welcome the announcement by the Government on funding for cycling and walking

  • Date: 21/05/20

Cllr Ron Woodley, chair of the South Essex Active Travel Sponsoring Board, has welcomed the recent (9 May 2020) announcement by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, of a £250 million active travel fund to boost cycling and walking. He commented: “We have seen a major uptake in walking and cycling in recent weeks and months […]

Cllr Ron Woodley, chair of the South Essex Active Travel Sponsoring Board, has welcomed the recent (9 May 2020)...

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Highlights from the last three years of South Essex Active Travel

  • Date: 20/03/20

The end of this month marks three years of South Essex Active Travel, which is a good opportunity for us to recap on some of the things that have been achieved since the project started in April 2017. We have helped more than 2,000 people change their travel habits through the provision of targeted travel […]

The end of this month marks three years of South Essex Active Travel, which is a good opportunity for...

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Businesses encouraged to install free cycle parking

  • Date: 06/03/20

We are encouraging businesses in south Essex to get their employees to travel more sustainably by installing cycle parking on their premises. The ParkThatBike scheme is part of a wider campaign by ForwardMotion to get more people out of their cars and using bicycles, walking or public transport. Bike hangar storage units, worth £2,900, are […]

We are encouraging businesses in south Essex to get their employees to travel more sustainably by installing cycle parking...

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ForwardMotion wins national funding for cycling, walking and public transport initiatives

  • Date: 20/02/20

We have won a £1.1 million government grant to help more residents and organisations who want to change the way they travel. Following an announcement made on Friday 7 February by Chris Heaton-Harris, cycling and walking Minister, the funding for 2020/21 under the Department for Transport’s Access Fund will support a range of different initiatives […]

We have won a £1.1 million government grant to help more residents and organisations who want to change the...

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More exercise tops list of 2020 New Year resolutions

  • Date: 07/01/20

More exercise tops list of 2020 New Year resolutions, as eco-friendly goals fall by the wayside. Research by ForwardMotion reveals that the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2020 are to exercise more and eat more healthily, selected by 57% and 54% of people planning to make New Year resolutions. The survey, conducted by YouGov, […]

More exercise tops list of 2020 New Year resolutions, as eco-friendly goals fall by the wayside. Research by ForwardMotion...

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ForwardMotion campaign continues to promote bike travel in south Essex

  • Date: 28/11/19

After officially launching our ‘This Is What A Cyclist Looks Like’ campaign at Landor Links’ Cycle County Active County conference in September, we have continued to roll out our campaign at various outreach events across south Essex. The campaign aims to challenge people’s perceptions of what a ‘real’ cyclist looks like. We created the campaign […]

After officially launching our ‘This Is What A Cyclist Looks Like’ campaign at Landor Links’ Cycle County Active County...

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ForwardMotion travel roadshows hit south Essex

  • Date: 17/10/19

Head over to Southend-on-Sea, Grays and Basildon town centres this month for the chance to watch wheeled sports stunt riders, race your family and friends in a static bike race and receive free, bespoke advice about how to travel differently around south Essex. ForwardMotion’s travel roadshows will be coming to Southend-on-Sea on 26 October, Grays […]

Head over to Southend-on-Sea, Grays and Basildon town centres this month for the chance to watch wheeled sports stunt...


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