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Bike charity cashes in to roll out new project

posted 1 Apr 2010, 04:01 by David Rintoul   [ updated 1 Apr 2010, 05:10 ]

Commuters' travel habits are to be targeted as part of a multi-million-pound initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the Capital.

Community organisation The Bike Station is one of a number of city projects sharing in funding from the Scottish Government's £27.4m Climate Challenge Fund.

The Bike Station, which has been awarded £750,000, will use its new funds for a range of initiatives, as well as to hire eight new permanent staff and to offer free bike trials to small businesses across the city.

The Newington-based charity has launched the Better Way to Work project, which aims to get 12,500 people changing their commuting habits to become more environmentally friendly.