Commuter Challenge – Can You help?

Posted by chdot on September 13, 2006

Last year, as part of European Mobility Week, Edinburgh had a Commuter Challenge (not a race…)

This year Maggie Wynn of TryCycling in Edinburgh is organising another on Friday 22 September – “In Town Without My Car Day” (sometimes called ‘Car Free Day’)

She is looking for participants (not just cyclists). “The idea is to have commuters travelling from 4 outposts to Castle Street. Volunteers will use bicycles, bus, private car, train, city car club and in some cases combined travel modes. The Challenge is about highlighting the choice of transport modes and routes available. Showing that you can chop and change your mode on different days and the route you take, particularly if you cycle and the weather and time are on your side.”

The starting points are – Ingliston Park and Ride, Ocean Terminal, New ERI and Newcraighall Park and Ride.

“If you are at all interested, please let me know your preferred starting point and mode of transport. As many of you are cyclists, you may know others who would consider helping by using another mode of transport. It involves meeting at start point approx 7.45am/ 8.00am and arriving at Castle Street from about 8:30am.”

“It was great fun last year- everyone lingered for a while at the destination to enjoy coffee and croissants, and the bicycles came first every time, even from Ingliston, which wasn’t necessarily expected!!”

“I’m particularly hoping some women will take part this year – there weren’t any last year!”

Maggie Wynn (email)
Co-ordinator of TryCycling in Edinburgh
PO Box 28538
Edinburgh EH4 2WT
0131 332 3442

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