Long awaited Sustrans projects return to Hampshire

Two new Sustrans officers will work with schools and communities to help more people in the area feel the benefits of regular active journeys. This is thanks to the appointment of a new Bike It Officer and a Community Engagement Officer at Sustrans, in partnership with Hampshire County Council as part of their active travel programme.

Helping children and their families to choose an active school run

From September, Bike It John, joined selected primary and secondary schools in Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham and Gosport.

John will help to raise awareness of how important regular active travel to school is, and the enjoyment that can be found in it too - not only among the children, but their families and teachers.

John will use outdoor sessions at school to help children to learn how to cycle and scoot safely, there will also be support with planning journeys to school on foot or wheels and Bike Doctor maintenance sessions will help to make sure equipment is safe to use.

Engaging with communities

Community Engagement Officer, Trish, is working with local communities and businesses in Whitehill, Bordon and North Whiteley.

Her aim is to understand what they need when it comes to walking, scooting and cycling around the areas and develop tailored activities and resources to help boost confidence and skills.

Visit Sustrans to read more about the projects