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Free Travel Advice for Hartlepool residents this summer

Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisors will be visiting homes across northern Hartlepool, including Clavering, Bishop Cuthbert and Throston, between Wednesday 19 June and Wednesday 21 August with a range of useful information for residents on car-free travel including bus services, rail travel and walking and cycling maps.

Hartlepool residents are being offered free advice to help them travel greener, healthier and cheaper as part of a Tees Valley wide project.

Let’s Go Tees Valley travel advisors will be visiting homes across northern Hartlepool, including Clavering, Bishop Cuthbert and Throston, between Wednesday 19 June and Wednesday 21 August with a range of useful information for residents on car-free travel including bus services, rail travel and walking and cycling maps.

The team will also be working with job seekers by running regular sessions over the summer months at Hartlepool Job Centre. They will be promoting a fantastic offer exclusive to jobseekers of a free bike service plus £30 in bike parts which is available through the Hartlepool Active Travel Hub initiative.

Following the success of the Let’s Go Tees Valley Commuter Challenge that took place this May, the team will also be introducing another Commuter Challenge that will take place 16-22 September.

Councillor Shane Moore, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council. Commented: “This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about sustainable ways to travel in Hartlepool and across Tees Valley whether they are travelling to work or college or looking for work. It’s especially good news for job seekers and we welcome initiatives that give local residents greater travel flexibility.”

Dressed in the Let’s Go Tees Valley uniform, travel advisors will visit approximately 3,000 homes while they are in the area.  As well as offering things like free walking and cycling maps and local bus and train timetables, they will also be directing residents to the Hartlepool Active Travel Hub which provides free cycle training for children and adults, bike MOTs and bike maintenance courses.

Alex Kay, sustainable travel officer at Let’s Go Tees Valley, said: “We are looking forward to meeting and chatting to Hartlepool residents over the coming weeks. We hope that the advice we offer will encourage people to be more active, save money and improve the environment in their local community. We are particularly interested in reaching job seekers in the area to help them access transport into employment.”

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