You’re Saving How Much Money Going Car-Free?!

Public Transport Shortcomings The reality is that living in Northern Ireland, and outside of Belfast, there are times when not having a car can be a real challenge. My car sharing figures are a bit higher than usual over the past couple of months – because travelling bigger miles on public transport is just not…

Wind, Rain, Ice, Snow: Car-Free in February

  February has proved to be a tricky month in my car-free challenge, for a variety of reasons. First up, the weather has been pretty horrendous a lot of the time – a couple of weeks back, ice and snow were playing havoc with my cycling plans, especially in getting to more rural areas for…

The devil’s in the detail

Some key lessons I’ve learned or been reminded of in the past two weeks: Punctures will strike when you least expect it. No matter how many bright flashing lights you attach to yourself and your bike, there will still be someone out there who wants to drive over the top of you in order to…

Ground Zero: My Challenge Begins

My name is Emma Keenan, and I live in Northern Ireland. I work as an Active Travel Officer for Sustrans. My job takes me into schools across the Causeway Coast & Glens area, working with children, parents and staff to encourage more active travel on the school journey. I’m immensely lucky, because I absolutely love…