Sustainable Spean Bridge encouraged the use of active travel (by bike and on foot), low carbon transport, car sharing and public transport where possible. A variety of events and activities were organised to give all ages the opportunity to learn new skills.
Fuel Good Driver Training sessions were offered in conjunction with the Energy Saving Trust in both diesel and electric cars. Eco-driving is the use of driving methods and skills that produce economical and environmental benefits including a reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions as well as an increased MPG by up to 15 per cent. Each participant had a 50 minute training session with a driving instructor and their car.
An Electric Car Test Drive and Renewables event was organised with Transport team of Home Energy Scotland at the Community Centre. Members of the public were given the opportunity to test drive the Nissan Leaf and have journeys in the Tesla.
Electric Bikes were available to try at our Community Events and proved popular with those who were keen to give it a go. Cycling uphill was a breeze! A Bike Check and Bike Maintenance Workshop was held at the Community Centre followed by a guided Mountain Bike ride to Nevis Range using forest tracks to publicise off road routes (avoiding A82) from Spean Bridge to Nevis Range and onwards to Fort William. We also hosted a series of Ladies Bike Maintenance Classes in Achnacarry and Spean Bridge throughout the Autumn.