As we start to enjoy more flexible ways of working, the packed commuter hour is hopefully a thing of the past. With the government investing £2.5 billion in cycling and walking, now is the time to embrace a greener and calmer commute to work.
Transport For London
Transport For London are encouraging people across the capital to rethink their commute so they can walk and cycle to work if possible.
With enhanced cleaning regimes and additional safety measures in place, now is a great time to look up ideas. See everything TFL are doing to ensure the travel network is safe, clean and reliable here.
You could choose to travel at quieter times on public transport if that is an option. Quieter times are 8:15am to 4pm and after 5.30pm on weekdays, and before 12pm and after 6pm on weekends, find out more information on public transport at the TFL website.
You can plan your route to Paddington Central using our guide.
Cycle to work
If you’re thinking of cycling or walking, we recommend you use this handy journey planner and, if you don’t have your own bike, Brompton Cycle Hire has a locker on Sheldon Square. With the iconic folding bikes available from just £3.50 a day, it’s an incredibly smart way to get round town.
There is also a host of Santander Cycles ports around the outskirts of Paddington Central too.
Whether you're a new or regular cyclist, you can improve your skills with TFL's free cycle training - See here for more information.
Relax in a safe and welcoming spot
With new signage, one-way systems, deep cleaning and hand sanitising stations alongside Plexiglass and PPE for our teams, we’re making sure that everyone who works and visits Paddington Central feels safe and protected. Read our useful guide here to find out how.
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