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Personal Travel Planning

Information on Personal Travel Planning to help you change the way you make your journeys.

What is Personal Travel Planning (PTP)?

PTP is a method used to encourage people to think about their travel choices and consider more sustainable travel options by providing them with tailored information and incentives. It enables more journeys to be made on foot, bike, bus, train or through community transport schemes.

Within the UK, PTP programmes have been seen to reduce car driver trips typically by around 11% and reduced the distance travelled by car by 12%.

PTP in Weymouth and Portland

It's really easy to travel around Weymouth and Portland by walking, cycling and bus. There are regular bus services to Weymouth town centre with no need to find parking.

Cycle your way fit and save money - if you work less than three miles from home, consider cycling on trail ways and quiet roads to leave the traffic congestion behind.

Walking in the Weymouth area couldn't be easier - a quick trip to the local shops or a more energetic walk along the coastal path - the choice is yours!

Aims of the project

The project aims to help people understand their travel choices and offers a range of benefits for individuals and our community:

  • reduced congestion and reduce car use
  • encourage more walking, cycling and travel by public transport
  • health improvements through walking and cycling
  • better air quality and reduce traffic noise
  • more use of local services by residents
  • support sustainable economic growth by reducing peak hour congestion
  • promote environmentally responsible travel choices and carbon reduction by helping reduce individual carbon footprints

Project funding

Dorset County Council made a successful bid to the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport fund and has been granted funding to deliver the Weymouth PTP project as well as a number of other projects across the county.

Download materials

Download the information included in the Weymouth and Portland PTP packs here:


Walking and cycling

Train and bus





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