West Sussex online journey planner growing in popularity

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children ' Start of Life
Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children ' Start of Life

West Sussex’s online journey planner is growing in popularity.

Since it was launched in April more than 6,500 people have used www.travelwestsussex.co.uk to calculate routes for journeys by car, bus, rail, bike and foot.

It uses the latest real-time public transport information, and tells users how long the journey will take, how many calories will be burnt, how much carbon emissions will be produced, and what different combinations of transport are available.

If the start point is within cycling distance of a railway station the website will automatically plan a combined journey to consider.

It also suggests potential car share matches and the location of car club sites in the area.

The journey planner can be edited by anyone – similar to Wikipedia, and map date is constantly being updated and improved.

Map information is being updated and improved all the time.

Organisations in West Sussex can also add widgets to their internet or intranet pages.

John O’Brien, WSCC’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “www.travelwestsussex.co.uk is the place to go if you want to plan a journey that combines bike with train, or bike with bus.

“Congestion costs the local economy millions every year.

“Any initiative which tempts people out of theirs cars and into using alternative transport is something we support.

“www.travelwestsussex.co.uk certainly does that.”

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