On the Go
Save money, time and hassle while you travel.
On the Go is helping residents and visitors to Perth and Kinross to save money, time and hassle while they travel.
The programme aims to enhance the region's urban environments, by reducing traffic congestion and therefore pollution, and helping people be a bit more active.
Perth & Kinross Council, Stagecoach, Tactran and others are working to provide good quality infrastructure and transport services where they can. However, it's up to everyone that travels to do their bit.
Cars have an important role to play in our transport system, and are essential for many people's journeys. But many people have other options available.
There are good alternatives to the car, particularly for local journeys, and big savings can be made by choosing them.
Petrol up to 100% off: Go by foot or bike
Walking or cycling can be quick ways to travel for short journeys - and they're free! It really doesn't take too long - most people can walk half a mile or cycle two miles in 10 minutes.
The Perth City walking and cycling map [401Kb] shows all walking and cycling routes around Perth, or check out one of the Perth Travel Guides in the Downloads section for routes in your local area.
Petrol up to 30% off: Go by bus
Many parts of Perth and Kinross are well connected by bus, with services operating in and between the main settlements and into Perth. Perth itself has an excellent bus network with frequent journeys operating into the city centre.
Going by bus doesn't cost as much as you think; up to 30% cheaper than the car for a typical journey.
Petrol up to 50% off: Be smarter driver
If you do need a car and the alternatives don't work for you, try to:
Share your journey with a neighbour, friend or colleague and halve your driving costs. To connect with other people looking to share, visit Perth and Kinross Liftshare.
Drive more economically. Most drivers waste money on their petrol or diesel but by making simple changes to your driving techniques you could reduce your fuel costs by 15%. For tips on how, visit the Energy Saving Trust website.
Developed with assistance from the Scottish Government's Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme