Sidmouth county councillor backs car free day

PUBLISHED: 15:32 05 September 2011

Commuters urged to leave cars at home for Devon Car Free Day

COMMUTERS are being urged to leave their cars at home for Devon Car Free Day on Thursday, September 22.

The annual event is organised as part of Devon County Council’s (DCC) sustainable travel campaign.

Last year, people travelled to work using everything from scooters to skateboards, penny farthings and fold up bikes to collapsible canoes and sack trucks, as well walking, cycling and using public transport, writes Charlie Lister.

Commuters can also reduce the number of cars on the road by finding car share partners through www.carsharedevon.com.

Sidmouth/Sidford County Councillor Stuart Hughes, DCC Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “People from across the county surprise us every year in coming up with new ways to travel to school and work on Devon Car Free Day.

“Everyone’s effort is appreciated, and while some take a fun approach to the day, the message is not lost that this is about green travel and cutting congestion.”

People are asked to email details of their intended travel choices to travelwise@devon.gov.uk before Devon Car Free Day.

For more information about Devon Car Free Day visit www.devon.gov.uk/carfreeday.


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