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i-Travel York project highlights benefits of leaving car at home
9:50am Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
VIDEOS designed to show the benefits of walking, cycling and using public transport in York rather than using the car have been launched.
City of York Council’s i-Travel York project saw volunteers who commute to the city being filmed during their daily journeys, and the videos have now been made available through its website and on YouTube.
David Short, the council’s travel planning co-ordinator, said: “The aim of the video campaign is to demonstrate there are realistic, sustainable alternatives to single-occupancy car travel, and hopefully the videos will inspire others to take up more sustainable travel options.”
i-Travel York, whose programme is funded by the Government, is aimed at promoting sustainable transport.
Coun Dave Merrett said: “The vast majority of commuting journeys are up to five miles and well within the range of walking for some, and certainly for cycling.
“Walking and cycling will not only help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution levels, but will save people money and help them get fit.”
To find out more about the i-Travel York video campaign, or to share your York commuting experiences, visit itravelyork, follow @iTravelYork on twitter or log on to the project’s Facebook page.