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Eco Travel in NE1

If your New Years Resolution is to be greener and more eco-friendly, Red Ridge recommends some ways of reducing your carbon footprint around Newcastle:


The oldest form of transport, walking is the best way to be more green. Try using Google Maps route feature to find the quickest ways to University or town – just make sure you wear the correct footwear, or you can end up with some nasty blisters.

Using a free smartphone app like Fitbit or Samsung Health can help motivate you to walk – it tracks your pace, distance and calories burnt, giving you the perfect excuse to skip the gym tonight!


The world, or at least the North East, is your oyster when using the Metro. Pick up an all-zone DaySaver ticket for just £5.20, and enjoy unlimited travel to all stations on all lines within that day! Local stations include Chillingham Road, Byker and Manors, as well as City Centre stations such as Monument and Haymarket.

Metros are quick and convenient – jump on at Chillingham Road, and you can be enjoy the fresh sea breeze of Tynemouth in less than 30 mins! Try taking the Metro to Kingston Park on a Friday night to support Newcastle’s rugby team, the Falcons, or experience South Shields’ famous fish and chip shops on Ocean Road.


Founded in Beijing, this bike-sharing service has taken over Newcastle in the past six months, allowing people to travel around the City Centre on their bright orange bikes in an easy, affordable, and most importantly, eco-friendly way!

Simply download the app, then scan the barcode on the back of a bike to unlock it. Pricing packages mean you can take advantage of unlimited rides for just 25p per day!  Mobike ask for a fully refundable deposit of £15 to use their bikes, as well as a minimum £5 credit to get you started. Just be careful to leave the bike within the Blue Zone highlighted on the app – those who park outside of that are charged a £20 fee!