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Drive to get commuters out of cars

posted 16 Apr 2010, 06:19 by David Rintoul

A campaign designed to get commuters to ditch their cars is set to be launched in Edinburgh next week. A Better Way to Work is being funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Change Fund and aims to increase the health and wellbeing of people travelling to and from work as well as promoting the financial benefits.

The project is being managed by local charity The Bike Station using a £750,000 grant. An active travel event will take place in Castle Street on Wednesday, 21st, April, between 10.30am and 4pm.

Event organiser Gina Alcock said: "What we are offering is practical solutions including advice and equipment to show how people can make their own contributions to active travel in how they get to work.

"The service is entirely free and we are actively seeking companies with up to 500 employees who want to be part of making their team part of an healthier and happier city workforce.

"The central point of the day is that taking responsibility in this way can be fun and rewarding in many ways. Change is much easier to make when properly supported."

Source: Evening News