Sustrans Boss Welcomes Green Passport Day

Posted by chdot on September 12, 2008

The new Green Passport Day next Saturday (September 20th) has been welcomed by Sustrans National Director for Scotland John Lauder: “Events like this are a great idea. Sustrans’ vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. With the continued expansion of our award winning National Cycle Network, 75% of the population live now within two miles of the Network. Whether used for leisure or commuting, Edinburgh’s traffic free paths offer a pleasant and accessible route to shopping and leisure facilities, schools, parks, the sea front and more.

The event takes place along the path network between Roseburn and Leith.  Green Passports are being distributed to all primary and nursery school children in Edinburgh. Spare copies will be available on the day. The idea is to walk, cycle or scooter along the route collecting stamps at the checkpoints. After collecting two or more stamps the passport can be handed in and entered into a prize draw. Participants are also being encouraged to enjoy some family games in Victoria Park. Map of route and checkpoints.

Organiser Maggie Wynn of ChangingPace says “Edinburgh’s more famous land marks are known world wide. When using these paths the city is viewed and enjoyed from a completely different, but equally beautiful perspective.”

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