Cycle, walk or take a bus in name of green week

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BICYCLE, bus or legs could be some of the alternative modes of transport you could use to get to work for Green Transport Week.

An opportunity to celebrate a chance to reduce our impact on the environment will run from today, Friday until June 26.

It has been supported by Bucks County Council.

Peter Hardy, councillor for transport said: “Green Transport Week is an ideal time to think about how we travel and consider more sustainable modes.

“In the lead up to summer why not try an alternative to the car and get out in the fresh air and cycle or walk shorter journeys?

“Additionally with rising fuel costs why not try using public transport or car sharing to reduce the amount of money spent running a car?”

Transport for Bucks is encouraging businesses to promote the week as a way of highlighting the benefits of using more environmentally-friendly forms of travel, which can have additional benefits – walking and cycling not only keep you fit and healthy, but save money on petrol, taking the train or bus beats traffic queues and car sharing saves you money while reducing congestion on the roads.

The Environmental Transport Association (ETA), the group which organises Green Transport Week, is a sustainable travel lobby group which encourages individuals and organisations to make positive changes to their travel habits.

For more information please visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/travelchoice.