Making the right travel choice

On behalf of the North East Joint Transport Committee we are working on a new strategy Making the Right Travel Choice which aims to make it easier for local people make more sustainable journeys such as journeys on foot, by bike or using public transport.  

We’re encouraging car users to switch one journey a week to public transport, walking or cycling and for people who don’t have access to a car to continue to travel sustainably. 

To do this, we need your help. Tell us what you think could be introduced to get more people travelling sustainably and what action you think you could take to switch one journey a week to a sustainable form of transport.

Would you like to see more investment in public transport, better school initiatives or would you benefit from more cycle parking facilities near your place of work? Now is the time to put forward your ideas – the more the better!  

Small changes to how we travel will help us to make a big difference – cleaning up our air, lowering carbon emissions, reducing congestion on our roads and improving the health and wellbeing of local people.

Your feedback will help us to create impactful transport schemes and initiatives that will really help local people enjoy the many benefits of sustainable travel. 

Should you require the strategy in an alternative format please get in touch.

Get involved

Please take part by filling in the short survey below before the closing date of 14 September 2022 or join us at a pop up event in August and September. Your feedback will help to shape the final Making the Right Travel Choice Strategy.

You can read the survey Terms and Conditions here.

Pop up events near you

We’ll be out and about across the region in August and September speaking to local people about travel choices and what would really help people to change journey habits.  

We’ll be at the following locations, come along to get involved and share your thoughts. 

1 August 2022Newcastle City Library
(in Atrium)
5 August 2022Durham Market Place
(outside, opposite Boots/ Durham Town Hall)
10 August 2022Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens 10am-2pm
19 August 2022The Word, South Tyneside
(In Atrium)
22 August 2022Metro Centre Community Hub
(Upper Green Mall next door to Boots)
1 September 2022Spanish City Plaza, North Tyneside10am-2pm
5 September 2022Cramlington Community Hub, Northumberland
(in Cafe on ground floor)
Woman walks to work drinking water, checking phone
Elderly people ride the bus
Young girl rides a bike on a court

Find out more

If you want to know about sustainable travel or to share your thoughts or feedback you can call us on 0191 4332973 (Mon-Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email

Should you require any materials in an alternative format please get in touch.

You can also write to us at: 

Transport North East,  Gateshead Civic centre, Gateshead, NE8 1HH, Tyne and Wear

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Campaigns & Initiatives

Active Travel Fund
On behalf of the North East Joint Transport Committee (NEJTC), Transport North East has worked tirelessly to support walking and cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transforming Cities Fund (TCF)
The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) has provided the North East region with £208m for capital investment in our sustainable transport networks.
Active Travel Campaign, ‘Go Smarter, Go Active’
In parts of the North East cycling is up between 5%-120%, and active travel is more popular than ever as people keep up their new love of walking and cycling post lockdown.