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City of York Council’s i-Travel York programme launched
9:49am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
TRANSPORT chiefs in York were today launching a travel “revolution” which is aimed at changing the way people get around the city.
City of York Council ’s i-Travel York programme has been devised after £4.65 million of Government funding was secured, with the money being used to improve transport infrastructure and services and boost the city’s economy by tackling congestion.
The scheme is designed to encourage people to consider what their best option for travelling is, with car-sharing and the use of Park&Ride services being promoted alongside a campaign to get more people using alternatives to their cars.
The authority said i-Travel York would focus on freeing up more road space and reduce the impact of vehicles on communities, as well as making journeys to work quicker. A new website – itravelyork.info – will provide live traffic information, travel tips and health advice.
“While we fully support motorists who rely on their cars for business and family commitments, we are conscious of the need to reduce congestion and emissions,” said Coun Dave Merrett .