Could you help Stratford residents “choose how they move”?

Could you be part of a top team of travel advisors tasked with encouraging the people of Stratford-upon-Avon to choose more sustainable and healthy ways to travel?

Warwickshire County Council is on the hunt for at least six temporary Travel Advisors for its new Stratford “Choose How You Move” project.

The travel advisors, who are being recruited through JMP Consultants, will be given the job of motivating Stratford residents to re-evaluate their travel choices, focusing their efforts on areas of the town that have the highest car usage and are home to those that tend to have the longest commute to work.

With the opening of the new Stratford Parkway train station just a few weeks away, the council is keen to promote rail travel as a convenient alternative to taking the car, as well as other sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, using the bus or car-sharing that can have big benefits such as saving money and improving your health.

The advisors will be knocking on people’s doors and talking to people at community events in the coming weeks to offer their ‘personal travel planning’ service, which looks at where and when people need to travel and gives them the information they need to make the best choices.

Stratford-upon-Avon “Choose How You Move” is a Warwickshire County Council initiative to promote sustainable and healthy travel choices and to help tackle traffic and air quality problems in the town by encouraging residents, visitors and workers to try different forms of transport for their everyday journeys.

It is being launched to coincide with the opening of Stratford Parkway train station, which is on schedule to open next month (May). The programme is also investing in a range of further measures to improve bus transportation and walking and cycling options in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Hannah Collett, Senior Transport Planner at Warwickshire County Council, said: “Our Travel Advisors will play a very important role as they will deliver the Personal Travel Planning service that will give people in Stratford information and incentives for using sustainable transport options. By choosing a different way to travel, people could benefit by saving time and money, getting more active or just enjoying a less stressful and more pleasant way of getting around.”

If you’re enthusiastic about sustainable travel and transport in Stratford-upon-Avon and interested in becoming one of the project’s Travel Advisors, visit www.jmp.co.uk/people/join for details of how to apply. The closing date is Wednesday 1st May.

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