As part of FEL, Stirling's and Falkirk's Active Travel Hub encourage and support people to walk, cycle and wheel for everyday journeys, such as commuting, going to the shops and going to school. We are passionate about the benefits of incorporating walking and cycling and other modes of active travel into everyday journeys to improve health for the individual and the environment for the community.
Our mission is to increase the number of active travel journeys made in Forth Valley by improving skills, knowledge, confidence and access to bikes.
Useful Learnings from FEL
Partnership working is key. Get in touch with other organisations, businesses and communities in your local area, share your message and collaborate!
Practise what you preach. Our eBikes and eCargo bikes are constantly roaming the streets in the hands of customers, volunteers or key workers. It is vital to increase active travel's public profile and normalise the practices we want to see.
Connect with your local school. Establish contact with the head teacher and attempt to maintain a presence during assemblies or lunch breaks. Educate and try to win the children over, and the parents will follow suit.
Monitor your success and learn from your mistakes. Dedicate some time to creating a robust data collection method as part of every project. That will help you repeat successes and avoid repeating mistakes.
This can be either through written feedback, testimonials, surveys and/or noting how many people are attending.
We also keep an eye on the number of visitors our hubs are attracting.