• The Isle of Wight Car Free Scheme

    With 75% of visitors to the island coming by car, the impact on the environment and the island’s rural roads and villages is certainly significant. The aim of the Car-Free Scheme is simple: get people out of their cars and travelling by foot, cycle or public transport.

    The reasons why people use their cars so much for their holidays are simple: cost, convenience and familiarity. By offering discounts for entry fees , accommodation and other incentives, members of the Car-Free Scheme hope that more visitors will use more sustainable transport. This web site offers details on participating businesses, including details of their incentives, how to get there by bus / train and where they are on the island map. There are also ideas for days out, wherever you are staying.

    Taking car parking fees and fuel prices into consideration, buying a rover ticket for the week for all the family and getting discounts as you visit various attractions can also make financial sense. So go on, break the car habit and explore the island in a different way!