A PROJECT in Taunton to get more people walking and cycling could save people money, improve their health and cut traffic congestion.

Sustrans has launched the Getting Around Taunton initiative to help residents make informed travel choices that are better for their health, pocket and the environment.

The charity's team of project officers and travel advisers will engage with local people on their doorsteps, through workplaces, at schools and colleges and in the community over the next two years.

They will provide information, skills and motivation to encourage more people to walk, cycle, use public transport and car share for more of the journeys they make every day.

This summer, Sustrans is delivering personalised travel planning to make households in the south of Taunton aware of all their travel options.

Over the coming months a team of travel advisors offering personalised travel information and incentives may be knocking on your door.

They'll have copies of the new Taunton walking and cycling map, bus timetables and walking initiatives.

Sustrans active travel officers will be forging new links with local schools, colleges, businesses and community groups "to enable more people to be able to travel actively and sustainably".

They will provide interactive and fun sessions, events and activities to get more people on their feet, bicycles, on the bus and train and sharing car journeys through providing bike maintenance courses, Dr bike sessions, cycle training, led rides and walks and information events.