The network of community groups committed to the care of the environment, greener living and development of the local economy in Berkshire

Travel and Getting About

Cycling groups in Berkshire campaign for improved and safer provision for cyclists on local roads especially better access to town centres. Members work closely with Council officers in ensuring the needs of cyclists are included in Local Transport Plans.
For information on cycling campaigns running in your area:
Windsor & Maidenhead Cycling Campaign contact: Peter England at 01628 473300 is the campaigning organisation in West Berkshire.

Car Share
The Royal Borough's new car share scheme has been set up for registered businesses that want to reduce travel costs for their staff.  Local businesses are being encouraged to sign up to the scheme to help cut peak-hour traffic congestion and help save staff money. Find out more at

National organisation Liftshare reckons that the equivalent of 145 trips to the moon and back have been undertaken by car-sharers over the past year. Public and private groups, schools, hospitals, companies and charities have all set up shared travel arrangements. Just register and get on board. To get going hop onto now.

Those who need wheels occasionally, but don't want the overheads involved with car ownership, log on to There is an annual fee, which includes comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover, and then there's an hourly rate for the car. The car is delivered, fully valeted, to a prearranged spot. When you've finished you leave it, again at a prearranged spot, with the keys left in the glove compartment. Cars are self locking. is another site.

Campaign for Better Transport
Campaign for Better Transport  is a pressure group that campaigns for transport and planning policies that are sustainable and do not damage the environment. Website:

Holiday Travel

See also World for volunteering opportunities abroad.

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