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Sometimes Travelling by Car Is the Only Realistic Option!

Whilst sustainable transport provides some opportunities for travel – we know that for some people and some trips, the only realistic option is to travel by car.

Therefore, this website is aimed at providing a range of choices, whilst focusing upon sustainable travel where possible. We want to minimise unnecessary car trips and thereby free up space for those trips that have no alternative.

Check out the useful links to local traffic live updates and journey planners to ensure you choose the more direct and cost-effective route for your journey.

Further Useful Links

Calculate Your Savings

Visit the Liftshare Savings Calculator to find out how much you could save by sharing a regular journey with someone else.

Petrol Prices

Explore current petrol prices from across the region, and find the cheapest, by following the link below.

National Traffic News

Traffic news from major routes provided by Highways England.

Live Travel Information

Essex CC provide a useful live traffic map here.

Google provides a really useful online route planner that lets you plan your journey by car. Not only does it provide route options, but it also tells you likely journey times taking into account current traffic conditions. Plan your journey below.

Local Taxi Services

Taxis are an important element of the transport options, providing a demand responsive service which avoids the costs of owning a car and the difficulties of parking in certain locations. Hackney taxis and numerous mini-cab operators are available in Colchester. Details of taxi licensing is available from Colchester BC.

Electric Vehicle Charging

The popularity of electric cars in the UK has increased dramatically over the last few years, as more people choose to use these more environmentally friendly vehicles. Details of where to charge electric vehicles can be found below.