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Prizes on offer for finding a smarter way to travel
7:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A SERVICE that aims to reduce congestion in Crewe by encouraging sustainable transport options has helped more than 1,000 people find greener ways to travel.
The Smarter Ways to Travel Personalised Travel Planning Project (PTP) encourages public transport, walking and cycling as an alternative to cars.
The project began in August, and will run until the end of October, then again during Spring and Summer 2014.
JMP Consultants Ltd was commissioned by Cheshire East Council to undertake the project as part of the larger Local Sustainable Transport Fund, granted to the Authority by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Since August, JMP’s team has been out in Crewe offering tailored travel advice, information and incentives to help residents broaden their travel options.
Councillor David Topping, Portfolio Holder for Environment said “The Travel Advisors are helping us to promote sustainable transport and provide a real benefit to the residents of Crewe.
"By making people aware of the travel choices available to them, this opens up valuable opportunities for employment and training which people may not have thought possible.
"We hope as many people as possible will do their bit to travel sustainably by walking and cycling to work, or leaving the car at home and using the bus or train instead.”
Bespoke travel events have been offered at workplaces including Leighton Hospital and MMU Crewe.
In addition, the team has based itself in St Paul’s Centre, Hightown, alongside Christian Concern Crewe and CC Cycles, locating the project in the heart of the community.
All participants, engaged with via events and the doorstep, are entered into draws to win local prizes including Lyceum Theatre tickets, a Bentley Motors tour, tickets for bowling, gym passes and bike shop vouchers.
To join in or discover more, call 0800 066 2746, or email email@example.com.
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