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Cycling tsar says drivers can save ‘serious money’ on fuel by making short journey switch

Cycling tsar says drivers can save 'serious money' on fuel by making short journey switch

West Midlands Cycling and Walking Commissioner Adam Tranter gives advice to save on rising fuel prices As petrol prices continue to rise, the cycling tsar…

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West Midlands Cycling and Walking Commissioner Adam Tranter gives advice to save on rising fuel prices As petrol prices continue to rise, the cycling tsar for the Midlands has offered a controversial fuel saving tip that could help amid the cost of living crisis . West Midlands Cycling and Walking Commissioner Adam Tranter said families could save "serious money" by leaving cars at home for particular journeys.

He advised that by walking or cycling instead of driving for anything less than five miles away, motorists could save pounds. It comes after the AA also urged drivers to "cut out shorter journeys" by car.

Mr Tranter tweeted: "Nearly 60 per cent of car journeys are under five miles. Switching to walking or cycling for short journeys can save you serious money.

"Not everybody is able to, of course, but those who can switch will also reduce congestion and improve fuel efficiency for those who still have to drive."

Cyclist Michael Brown agreed saying: "With the current cost of petrol, I’m saving well over £200 a month by cycling to work on petrol and insurance. That’s money worth having."

Another cyclist supported Mr Tranter’s claim, commenting that he quit driving in 2008 when fuel prices shot up adding: "Took some sacrifice but figure I have saved at least 800 dollars a month for the last 14 years."

But Mr Tranter’s comments raised some eyebrows too with many saying the government needed to improve the cycling lane infrastructure and public transport networks before people could swap the […]

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