Healthy Travel Wales Day 2021

Today (Thursday September 23, 2021) marks the first Healthy Travel Wales day. The day  is an opportunity for businesses and organisations to showcase how they encourage people to make more sustainable journeys.

Across Wales, 50 leading organisations have signed up to one of the Healthy Travel Charters. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) are currently signed up to three Healthy Travel Charters across South Wales; the Cardiff public sector Healthy Travel Charter, the Vale of Glamorgan public sector Healthy Travel Charter and the Gwent public sector Healthy Travel Charter.

Being a charter signatory means that the Service has committed to a range of actions to help and encourage staff and visitors to our locations across South Wales to walk, cycle and travel on public transport more frequently, help improve physical and mental health, reduce air pollution, and cut carbon emissions.

In recent years, we have introduced a number of electric vehicles and vehicle charging stations at our Headquarters in Llantrisant. We are also running an ongoing replacement scheme with the aim of moving to a fully electric fleet of vehicles. Additionally, we are also looking to pilot electric charging facilities at a number of our Stations to encourage the move to electric vehicles by our staff and crews.

We are also continuously working to fulfil the objectives and actions identified within our Carbon Reduction Plan.

If you’re taking part in the day, be sure to share your walk, scoot, cycle, bus, or train journey to work on social media using the hashtag #HealthyTravelWalesDay, and see what others are doing too!

You can find out more about the Healthy Travel Charters HERE.