Enjoy a healthy, sociable and climate-friendly lifestyle!
“Living car-lite in York is my best life. It’s easy, fun and full of variety. It energizes and keeps me positive. It makes me glad to be alive.”
Sheridan, YBB Programme Manager, 2022
Feel healthier, meet new people in a friendly community, keep your travel affordable, be climate-friendly and enjoy life more!
Our NEW ‘Car-Lite Living’ scheme will enable you to switch driving for greener journeys – walking, cycling or public transport. We offer free advice, a personal journey plan, and 1:1 friendly buddy support on walks, rides or public transport, all tailored to YOU.
Car-Lite Living is a free programme to support you into walking, cycling and using public transport more, and driving less. We ask that you switch at least 1 regular driving journey in York for a greener journey. Regular journeys could be to work, education, the shops or for other errands, to see friends and family, for leisure or to green spaces, the countryside or the seaside.
The 3 Car-Lite Living Steps are:
Car-Lite Living Conversation – we ask you to complete a survey, and attend a call or meeting with Amy or Sarah to discuss your journeys, needs and goals. This can take place over the phone or in a mutually-convenient community venue. If you are new or a returner to cycling, we may refer you to our Cake Confidence start cycling scheme.
Car-Lite Living Plan of Support – we offer you a personalised plan tailored to you. This could include advice, a personal journey plan and 1: 1 friendly buddy support on walks, rides and public transport.
Review – we celebrate your progress, offer you more support if needed and welcome you to the Car-Lite Living community. We invite you on our other activities and to our Better Together friendship scheme so you can enjoy company on your walks, rides or bus journeys.
Everyone is welcome
We welcome enquiries from people of all ages, abilities, life situations and with health concerns. We have put in place flexible support to cater for a diversity of needs. We can support children as part of family groups.
What are the benefits of Car-Lite living?
You’ll feel healthier and happier, enjoy York’s beautiful environment, meet new people in a friendly community, be climate-friendly, keep your travel affordable and enjoy life more!
You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing you are taking positive action to tackle some of the biggest environmental issues of today – climate change, air pollution and the nature crisis.
We hope you’ll be inspired by stories from those in York who already enjoy Car-Lite Living below:
Car-Lite Living is part of our free programme of walking, cycling and nature activities, communications and volunteering for York residents, all year round. We arrange support and flexibility where needed.
We hope you’ll join our activities this year. You’ll walk and cycle more, and enjoy a healthy, sociable and green lifestyle. Plus, you’ll get outdoors, feel well, meet new friends, tune into nature, be climate-friendly and enjoy life more!