Welcome to Sandwell's TravelWise page, where you can find information for making journeys by low carbon and healthy (sustainable) methods of transport, such as cycling, walking, public transport and car sharing.  There is also travel related advice for businesses and schools, and information for developers making planning applications.  Sustainable travel helps to meet Sandwell's air quality and climate change objectives.

Travel information 

Find people to car share with - free

Plan a public transport journey

Plan a cycle journey

Plan a walking journey

Alternatives to travel - homeworking, teleworking

Workplace travel in Sandwell

Sandwell Council can help your company to set up a travel plan which could reduce the costs of commuting and business travel.  This can also provide travel advice for when new staff are planning their journeys to work.  Workplaces can register with Modeshift STARS and then set up a travel plan, for free.  Ask your company to email or phone 0121 569 4261 for more information.

School travel in Sandwell

Schools can encourage parents, pupils and school staff to be TravelWise during home to school journeys by setting up a travel plan. This can also provide travel advice when pupils are changing schools, moving into the world of employment or going to college. Schools can register with Modeshift STARS and then set up a national standard school travel plan, for free. This is described further in Sandwell's Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy (SMOTS). Email or phone 0121 569 4261 for more information.

Transport policy

Transport for West Midlands is an executive body of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) responsible for formulating transport strategy and policy in relation to strategic highways, Midland Metro, freight, rail, bus and cycling infrastructure. The document Movement for Growth, which supports the WMCA's Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), sets out the details about how transport will be improved and support the development of a TravelWise transport system.  A new Local Transport Plan for the West Midlands is being prepared to help reimagine transport and travel.

The Black Country Core Strategy is a spatial planning document that deals with the environmental, economic and social issues aspects of land use and sets out the vision, objectives and strategy for future development in the Black Country.  This will be replaced by the Sandwell Local Plan which is currently being prepared.

Planning applications and transport

The Black Country Core Strategy aims to make sure that developments are well served by transport in a sustainable way.  In addition, the Black Country Air Quality SPD and Sandwell's Cycling SPG provide further guidance on how workplace, residential, school and other developments can address sustainability.   

For further information about low carbon and healthy travel in Sandwell, email or phone 0121 569 4261.