CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is encouraging its employees to leave their cars at home and explore alternative modes of transport as part of International Car Free Day.

Taking place on Thursday, September 22, the international event aims to reduce the number of cars on the road and demonstrate that embracing alternative ways to travel can lead to significant personal, social and environmental benefits.

As ever, local bus and train services and Park & Ride sites are available to allow travel throughout the borough while walking can be a great way to start and finish the working day.

Executive Member for Community and Environment, Councillor Lynn Riley, said: “Leaving the car at home just one day a week could vastly improve individual health and wellbeing, ease congestion and improve the local environment as well as reduce contributions to climate change.

“And it’s not just council employees that can investigate different ways to get around, we are encouraging all West Cheshire residents to take up the one-day challenge, join council employees and enjoy a Car Free Day this Thursday.”

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