Sustainable travel is very important issue to Yorkshire Explorer, we use and enjoy the natural environment - it is the key feature of our product we sell. Therefore we have a duty and responsibility to preserve, protect and enhance the natural environment to ensure others have the ability to do the same.
Sustainable travel is any form of transport that keeps damage to our environment, and therefore the future, to a minimum. Sustainable travel can be a valuable way of improving health. If we reduce our dependence on the car, we could walk or cycle more. Even if it is just a short journey to a bus stop or car share pick up.
We understand that using public transport has its limitations and cannot serve all our needs all of the time, it is especially true in our part of the country as some of our villages and places we visit are “off the beaten track” Paradoxically, this is exactly what makes the Yorkshire Wolds even more attractive!!
We encourage all our customers to use public transport whenever and wherever it is available – to help our customers we have included a search engine in our website (opens a new window) from Transport Direct
Transport Direct is the only website that offers information for door-to-door travel for both public transport and car journeys around Britain. Our aim is to provide you with comprehensive, easy-to-use travel information to help you plan your journeys effectively and efficiently. Transport Direct is unique in that you can
: • Compare public transport options with a car route to find a way of travelling which best suits your needs
. • Obtain a car route that takes into account predicted traffic levels at different times of the day so that you can make informed decisions about when to travel
. • Get an estimate of the cost of a car journey. • Buy train and coach tickets from our affiliated retail sites without having to re-enter your details.
• Use PDAs and mobile phones using the latest browser technology (WAP2.0) over a GPRS or a 3G connection to find out departure and arrival times for railway stations throughout Britain and for some bus or coach stops
. • Calculate CO2 emissions for a car or public transport for a specified journey.