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Town and gown join forces to encourage sustainable travel

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Walking, Cycling

City of York Council has joined forces with Get Cycling and the city’s Further and Higher Education establishments to encourage students and staff to make sustainable travel choices.

A series of travel roadshows are being held at Askham Bryan College, the University of York, York St John University and York College offering travel advice and support to students and staff as part of the Travel2Campus initiative.

The Travel2Campus initiative aims to encourage Further and Higher Education staff and students to make more journeys on foot or by cycle, helping to keep them fitter and healthier, reducing congestion in the city and improving air quality.

The roadshows include bike-maintenance workshop sessions, bike health checks and the chance to have a go on a pedal-powered smoothie maker. People can also pick up a free copy of a cycle guide, highlighting safe cycle routes, providing basic cycle maintenance information and providing safety tips for riders.

Councillor Ian Gillies, Leader of City of York Council, said: “Students make up a significant proportion of York’s population and it’s vitally important that we encourage them to make sustainable travel choices while they’re here. It’s quick, easy and cheap to incorporate more walking and cycling into our lives and not only benefits our health, but also reduces congestion and improves air quality in the city.”

The next roadshow will be held at York College from 13th to 15th March.

Further details are available on our Travel2Campus page.