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Council urges us to go car free
8:30am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
DRIVERS are being urged to leave their cars at home and be more inventive on International Car Free Day.
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) is backing the initiative on Saturday, September 22, which aims to reduce the number of cars on the road and promote the personal and environmental benefits of cycling, walking and using public transport.
Clr Lynn Riley, executive member for community and environment, said: “By leaving the car at home and choosing an alternative way to travel, people can help the environment and also potentially save money.
“Car Free Day is not just about encouraging people to change their mode of travel for one day of the year, however.
“As a council, we support this annual event as part of our ongoing campaign to encourage residents and our employees to explore the benefits of other methods of travel.
“We want to encourage people to think about their journeys and do whatever they can to try something different, even if this is sharing a lift or driving part-way and then taking the bus or walking.”