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ForwardMotion’s Bike Loan Scheme for Key Workers

  • Date: 27/03/20

During this coronavirus outbreak, we are continuing to work with our providers across south Essex to deliver services that support people, whether that is helping key workers get to work or providing advice for people who want to cycle or walk for exercise. Active Cycling Projects, who run our bike loan scheme, have made the […]

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Coronavirus updates from local transport operators

  • Date: 20/03/20

The links below provide you with updates and answers to FAQs regarding local transport operators’ services. Rail c2c – https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/media-centre/latest-news/coronavirus/ Greater Anglia – https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/service-disruptions/coronavirus-travel-information Bus Arriva – https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus/ First – https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/coronavirus-information

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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 […]

Statement on COVID-19

  • Date: 18/03/20

In light of the recent Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, some ForwardMotion services will temporarily be suspended, with all public facing events and services postponed until further notice. As a lot of what we do relies on direct engagement with the public, this decision was not taken lightly, but we feel it is a necessary one […]

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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 […]

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Encouraging residents to spring clean their journey

  • Date: 28/02/20

We are asking people across south Essex to swap their car for a different way of travelling in March as part of our ‘Spring Clean Your Journey’ challenge. Launching next month, the travel challenge gives residents the opportunity to win a £250 prize for completing just one journey on a bus, train, bike or on […]

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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 […]

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How the ForwardMotion Mobile Cycle Hub is serving South Essex

  • Date: 24/01/20

By Paul Coulson, Cycle Hub Manager, ForwardMotion Three of the most common questions I am asked as manager of ForwardMotion’s Mobile Cycle Hub are: what is it, what do you do and can I have two teas, please? I will quickly make it quite clear we’re not a refreshments van (we would probably do a […]

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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, […]

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Festive Travel challenge congratulations

  • Date: 20/12/19

A huge thank you to everyone who has either taken part in or helped to promote our Festive Travel challenge this month. It has been a hugely successful challenge. Over 50 organisations have encouraged their employees, trainees or students to sign up to the challenge, and more than 40 people have swapped a car journey […]


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Road disruptions planned across south Essex

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