This current economic downturn is said to be the new ‘Covid-19’ in terms of the impact it’s going to have on commuter’s travel habits.

Price Waterhouse Cooper’s undertakes many surveys throughout the year to look at how it contributes to society, and how its decisions can contribute to greater public trust and solving societal problems.

And according to one of its recent surveys, around 86% of adults in the UK have said that they are concerned about their day-to-day costs, by every type of necessity going up in price.

As a result, many individuals are reconsidering their transport methods by working out the cheapest way for them to get around for both their work and social commutes.


VIDEO: Residents and visitors of Nottingham speak about the transport methods they use to move around.

According to Statista, which specialises in market and consumer data, it’s estimated that for a single working adult, the amount needed each week to reach the minimum standard of living has gone up to £293.28, which is an increase of 26.8% from last year.

Infographic: The Rising Cost of Living Is Hitting All Groups | Statista

To help support vulnerable households during this crisis, the Government has created a £500 million ‘Household Support Fund’ to cover the essentials like transport during the upcoming months.

This fund will be running until 31 March 2023.

And individuals who think they can benefit from this, have to speak to their local council to see if they are eligible.

Nottingham-based charity ‘RideWise’, work to make a difference to communities, businesses and lives by improving the way we travel.

“Lot’s of people are struggling”

Helen Hemstock, Chief Executive of CHARITY ‘RideWise’ 

The charity believes it is crucial to gain travel independence, by offering affordable, accessible and green forms of transport to many communities within the East-Midlands.

And to ensure that everyone has the same right, it has started to work with Nottingham City Council to support people who are earning the National Living Wage of £9.50ph, by seeing if they are eligible for a free bike.

AUDIO: Helen Hemstock, CEO of the charity ‘RideWise’ is talking about the difficulties individuals have with transport payments due to the crisis. 

To help people to save money as well as being sustainable, RideWise offers workshops and lessons for individuals wishing to gain greater confidence with cycling on the roads.

If you are Nottinghamshire-based and in need of some help and support during this time, then contact:

  • Nottingham City Council’s customer service number: 0115 915 5555
  • Age UK Notts: info@ageuknotts.org.uk
  • RideWise: 0115 9552288