Liverpool City Region residents, including those in Knowsley, could save up to £100 each month by swapping car journeys for bike rides or walks according to data from a new mobile app being launched this week.
The ‘Smart Green Journey’ app developed by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), with the backing of Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, aims to encourage people to take more journeys by walking and cycling by telling you exactly how much money and carbon you save per journey every time you leave the car at home.
The free mobile app, available on Apple and Android devices, is one of the only available that outlines both the carbon and cost savings people can make by travelling more actively.
The app allows users to plan the quickest or quietest routes, track journey progress, check local air quality and find secure bike parking facilities across all six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
Di Fitch, Smart Green Project Manager at LJMU said: “Statistics show that while two thirds of adults cite busy roads as the main reason not to cycle, there was a 23% upturn in cycling during lockdown. Clearly the offer of the most traffic-free route is more attractive than the quickest route in terms of getting people out of their cars.”
You can find out more information about the app here.