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York's car-free days are shelved
9:25am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
YORK’S car-free days have been shelved because longer-lasting solutions are needed, the city council’s deputy leader has said.
The days were held in 2009 and 2010, supported by City of York Council , Friends of The Earth and local employers, but were shelved last year and again this year.
Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing , deputy leader of the council, said: “The car-free day is not an initiative we are opposed to but have decided to allocate resourcing to measures that will have a longer term impact than just the one day of reduced car journeys in the city.
“The excellent work being carried out by the Intelligent Travel York programme, a follow-on from Cycling City, is helping people to get out of their cars and on to other, less congesting forms of transport.”