A mobile journey planning app has been created by the Sefton Travel Team, based at Sefton Council, to promote sustainable travel choices in Sefton.
The application has a particular focus on improving access to education and employment opportunities by public transport, walking and cycling and is available free for iOS and Android devices.
Working in partnership with staff from Southport Eco Centre, it has been developed via a series of workshops involving students from Chesterfield High School, Presfield School, Sacred Heart High School, Savio Salesian College, Stanley High School, St Ambrose Barlow High School and South Sefton College who have been instrumental in the design and functionality of the finished product.
A special mention also to Samuel Weaver from Presfield School for the design of our popular ‘squirrel’ app icon. Sefton Travel is more than just your average journey planner though ‐ not only will it give you step by step journey options, it has a whole range of other useful features:
- Plan Journey – find the best door to door route for journeys now or later, from your current location or anywhere else you choose
- Compare options for public transport, walking and cycling routes
- Share Location – never get lost again using GPS to find your location on a map, and share via text/email or plan a journey from where you are
- Voice Alerts – follow each step of the journey in real time, with voice alerts at each new stage to keep you on track
- My Places – save favourite locations and places for quicker journey planning on the move
- Step Counter – Set daily targets and record how many steps you have walked today, last week and in total, including calories burned and distance in miles
- Playlist Generator – produces a custom playlist for your journey
- Facilities – Get information and find out how to get to key facilities in Sefton such as schools.
Available to download now for Apple devices with Android version coming soon.
The delivery of this app has been funded by the Department for Transports Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Design and development has been undertaken by Apposing Ltd on behalf of Sefton Council.
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