In London, at least 42% of adults are failing to meet the minimum levels of physical activity needed each week to stay healthy. The good news is that just 2, 10-minute walks a day can change that and improve your health and wellbeing: you’ll sleep better, feel more relaxed, and significantly reduce the risk of developing a range of health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
Using public transport is a great way to build some walking into your day and people who regularly use public transport are more likely to get the activity they need to stay healthy.
Liftshare members enjoy saving money by sharing travel, help protect the planet by cutting CO2, dodge bus and rail strikes, and make new friends on the road. Their part of what’s known as the sharing economy, an exciting new sector of sites and services designed to help everyday people save a great deal of money.
- Santander cycles
You can hire a bike from as little as £2. Simply go to any docking station with your bank card and touch the screen to get started.
There’s no need to book – hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station.
- Oyster entitlements
If you’re aged 18 or over and living in London, you may be eligible for discounted travel.
18+ Student Oyster photocard
You can get 30% off adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets
Free travel with a 60+ London Oyster photocard
If you’re aged 60 or over, and live in London, you may be eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard.